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Testing of flammability does not appear scientifically necessary according to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex XI, Section 1.
- Testing of flammability of solids (A.10) and gases (A.11) is not considered to be required, since zinc neodecanoate is a liquid substance
- Testing for flammability in contact with water (A.12) is not considered to be required, because zinc neodecanoate does not contain groups that might lead to a reaction with water or damp air, leading to the development of dangerous amounts of gas or gases which may be highly flammable
- Testing of pyrophoric properties of solids and liquids (A.13) is not considered to be required, since zinc neodecanoate is stable at ambient temperature. It does not contain any chemical group that might lead to spontaneous ignition a short time after coming in contact with air at room temperature (approx. 20 °C)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

Testing of flammability of solids (A.10) and gases (A.11) is not considered to be required, since zinc neodecanoate is a liquid substance (with a melting point of < - 20 °C) and not a solid or gas (in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex XI, Section 1).

Testing for flammability in contact with water (A.12) is not considered to be required, because zinc neodecanoate does not contain groups that might lead to a reaction with water or damp air, leading to the development of dangerous amounts of gas or gases which may be highly flammable (in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex XI, Section 1). Furthermore, long-term industrial experience in practical handling of zinc neodecanoate shows that it does not react with water, and recent experimental testing for water solubility has also not reported any formation of gases.

This test according to A.13 (pyrophoric properties of solids and liquids) is not considered to be required, since zinc neodecanoate is stable at ambient temperature. It does not contain any chemical group that might lead to spontaneous ignition a short time after coming in contact with air at room temperature (approx. 20 °C). Furthermore, experience in handling shows that zinc neodecanoate does not ignite in contact with air. For the reason given above, no classification and labeling of the substance is necessary (in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex XI, Section 1).

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