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Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

There are no chemicals groups associated with explosive properties present in the salicylic acid molecule. SA is therefore considered not to have any intrinsic explosive properties. The Sax Handbook reports SA as: "not explosive", however no source of this statement is provided.

Justification for classification or non-classification

SA does not contain any chemical groups associated with inherent explosive properties.

Not classified as explosive according to EU DSD and GHS EU/UN criteria.

SA is categorised as Class St 3 for dust explosion hazard.