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Description of key information

non flammable
no pyrophoricity
no flammability on contact with water

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

On the basis of the EU A.10 preliminary test results, the substance Sorbitan C16-18 (even numbered) fatty acid esters, ethoxylated (1 - 6.5 moles ethoxylated) is a non flammable solid. It is confirmed also by available flash point data (> 149 °C, open cup).

Based on experience in handling and use and the chemical structure pyrophoricity and flammability on contact with water are not to be expected.

Justification for classification or non-classification

The available data on flammability of the test substance do not meet the criteria for classification according to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 and are therefore conclusive but not sufficient for classification:

Based on EU A.10 test, the substance is a non flammable solid. A flash point study is supporting.

Based on the chemical structure and experience in handling and use, pyrophoricity and flammability on contact with water are not expected.