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Description of key information

Following EU method A.10, the preliminary screening test did not indicate flammable properties. Because of the result of the preliminary test, lithium carbonate is not considered highly flammable.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

Following EU method A.10, the preliminary screening test did not indicate flammable properties. Because of the result of the preliminary test, lithium carbonate is not considered highly flammable.

The chemical structure of lithium carbonate does not contain chemical groups, which may lead to the conclusion that the test substance is capable of developing a dangerous amount of (flammable) gas in contact with water. Further, it can be concluded that lithium carbonate is not pyrophoric (Ref.: R.7a: Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment, EU-Document (May 2008)). The experience in handling and use does not indicate flammability upon contact with water or pyrophoric properties. Further lithium carbonate does not meet the criteria for self-reactive substances and organic peroxides. Therefore, no experimental determination of flammability regarding these kinds of flammability testing was carried out.

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on the results of the flammability test (not flammable), the test substance lithium carbonate in its solid form is not classified according to Directive 67/548/EEC and Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP).

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