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Description of key information

This endpoint is waived in accordance with Column 2 of Annex VII of the REACH Regulation as there are no chemical groups associated with explosive properties present in the molecule

Key value for chemical safety assessment

non explosive

Additional information

Xanthates does not contain groups that are know to contribute to explosive properties, shown in Table R.7.1-28 (ECHA , Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment. Chapter R.7a: Endpoint specific guidance, May 2008)

The dry powder of xanthates can form explosive dust-air mixture.

Solid xanthates on contact with moisture or heated above 1500C release extremely flammable carbon disulfide

(2011,CCOHS, CHEMINFO, sodium ethyl xanthate,

For carbon disulfide: – lower explosive limit in air 1,3 vol.%,

                                    upper explosive limit in air 50,0 vol.%.

(Toxicological Profile for carbon disulfide. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . Public Health Service . Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry . August 1996)

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