Registration Dossier

Physical & Chemical properties

Flammability

Currently viewing:

Administrative data

Link to relevant study record(s)

Description of key information

In accordance with Annex XI and point 7.10, Column 2, Annex VII of Regulation 1907/2006 the performance of this study is scientifically unnecessary. The flammability of liquids is determined on the basis of their flash point (in combination with their boiling point), their ability to emit flammable gases upon contact with water and their pyrophoricity. The molecular structure of the substance does not contain groups that indicate potential reactivity with water or pyrophoric properties and handling of the substance indicates that this is the case. Furthermore the results of the submitted flash point study indicate that the substance is not a flammable liquid. On this basis, testing in accordance with EU Method A.10 (Flammability (Solids)), EU Method A.11 (Flammability (Gases)), and EU Method A.13 (Pyrophoric Properties of Solids and Liquids) are omitted.
From its structural formula, an ester containing only C, H and O, the substance is not expected to react significantly with water at 20ºC and will not emit flammable gases. This is in line with studies, such as the determination of water solubility, where no reaction with water was observed. Therefore it can be concluded that the contact of the substance with water or damp air will not lead to the development of dangerous amounts of gas or gases which may be highly flammable.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

According to the criteria outlined in Regulation 1272/2008 and Directive 67/548/EEC, the substance does not meet the criteria for classification as a flammable.