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Type of information:
other: statement
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
May 2010
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: This study has been performed according to OECD and EC guideline. No mention of GLP principles. Based on the molecular structure a statement rather than a full study was considered sufficient to cover this endpoint.
equivalent or similar to guideline
EU Method A.14 (Explosive properties)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
REACH guidance with regards to explosivity was applied:

A study does not need to be conducted if:
– there are no chemical groups associated with explosive properties present in the molecule; or
– the substance contains chemical groups associated with explosive properties which include oxygen and the calculated oxygen balance is less than –200; or
– the organic substance or a homogenous mixture of organic substances contains chemical groups associated with explosive properties, but the exothermic decomposition energy is less than 500 J/g and the onset of exothermic decomposition is below 500 ºC; or
– for mixtures of inorganic oxidising substances (UN Division 5.1) with organic materials, the concentration of the inorganic oxidising substance is:
– less than 15 %, by mass, if assigned to UN Packaging Group I (high hazard) or II (medium hazard)
– less than 30 %, by mass, if assigned to UN Packaging Group III (low hazard).
Oxygen balance is an expression that is used to indicate the degree to which an explosive can be oxidized. If an explosive molecule contains just enough oxygen to convert all of its carbon to carbon dioxide, all of its hydrogen to water, and all of its metal to metal oxide with no excess, the molecule is said to have a zero oxygen balance. The molecule is said to have a positive oxygen balance if it contains more oxygen than is needed and a negative oxygen balance if it contains less oxygen than is needed. The sensitivity, strength, and brisance of an explosive are all somewhat dependent upon oxygen balance and tend to approach their maximums as oxygen balance approaches zero.
The oxygen balance is calculated from the empirical formula of a compound in percentage of oxygen required for complete conversion of carbon to carbon dioxide, hydrogen to water, and metal to metal oxide.
When using oxygen balance to predict properties of one explosive relative to another, it is to be expected that one with an oxygen balance closer to zero will be potentially explosive; however, many exceptions to this rule do exist. Consideration of potentially explosive groups therefore also needs to be undertaken.
GLP compliance:
not specified
other: Explosive (not specified)
migrated information
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)
based on structure evaluation and oxygen balance value

result are based on structural evaluation and oxygen balance value

Oxygen Balance (OB) Calculator:

OB% = -1600/Mol.wt of substance x (2X + (Y/2) + M-Z)

X = number of atoms of carbon, Y = number of atoms of hydrogen, Z = number of atoms of oxygen, and M = number of atoms of metal (metallic oxide produced).

Substance Name: Diisodecyl adipate

CAS No: 27178 -16 -1

EINECS / ELINCS No: 248 -299 -9

Structural Alerts: none

Oxygen Balance Value: -273.74

Potentially Explosive? No

Interpretation of results:
non explosive
Migrated information
Based on the evaluation of structural features and the oxygen value, diisodecyl adipate is deemed not to be potentially explosive.

Description of key information

Regarding explosive properties of diisodecyl adipate (Hatcol 2910), a statement based on the molecular structure rather than a full study was considered sufficient to cover these endpoints. The substance is non explosive.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

non explosive

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on the above mentioned result, classification according to the CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 is not necessary.