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Endpoint:
flammable gases
Data waiving:
study technically not feasible
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is a liquid
Endpoint:
substances / mixtures which in contact with water emit flammable gases
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the experience in production or handling shows that the substance does not react with water, e.g. the substance is manufactured with water or washed with water
Endpoint:
pyrophoric liquids
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is known to be stable in contact with air at room temperature for prolonged periods of time (days) and hence, the classification procedure does not need to be applied

Description of key information

Flammability [tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol]:: Non flammable

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
not classified

Additional information

The flammability of liquids is assessed on the basis of flash point. A flash point of 73°C and a measured boiling point of 177.7°C, indicate that the substance should not be classified as a flammable liquid according to the criteria of EC Regulation 1272/2008.

There is no indication on the basis of structure and experience in handling and use that the substance is pyrophoric (flammable in contact with air) or flammable in contact with water.

Therefore, in accordance with Section 1 of REACH Annex XI, there is no need to conduct further flammability testing.

In other available sources, THFA was reported to have a lower flammability limit of 1.5% and an upper flammability limit of 9.7% at temperature of 71.5 - 107˚C. This indicates that mixtures of between 1.5% and 9.7% in air will burn in the presence of an ignition source (at temperatures above the flash point).

Justification for classification or non-classification

The substance is not classified for flammability as it has a flash point of 73°C.