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Description of key information

Vapour flammability range 1.85 - 36.50 v%, atmospheric pressure

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
extremely flammable

Additional information

Flammability limits for gaseous diethyl ether provided as additional information.

Justification for classification or non-classification

The substance has a flashpoint <0 °C and a boiling point <=35 °C. As a result, according to the criteria laid out in directive 67/548/EEC, Annex VI, 2.2.3, the substance is classified as R12 Extremely Flammable. In addition, according to Annex VI, 2.2.6, it is classified as being R19 May form explosive peroxides.

The substance has a flashpoint <0 °C and a boiling point <=35 °C. As a result, according to the criteria laid out in Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008, Annex I, 2.6, the substance is classified as a Flammable Liquid, Category 1; hazard statement H224.