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Endpoint:
explosiveness, other
Type of information:
other: expert statement
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
17.03.2017
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Expert statement
Justification for type of information:
None
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
other: According to the screening evaluation recommnded in CLP, UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria as well as REACH
Version / remarks:
The screening procedure as described in:
- CLP, Annex I, Part 2, paragraphs 2.1.4.2 and 2.1.4.3
- Appendix 6 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria
- Technical Guidance Document on the Information Requirements for REACH, Part 2 EWG 1-7, REACH Implementation Project (RIP) 3.3 Phase 2, chapter 7.1.11.3
Deviations:
not applicable
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Screening evaluation
GLP compliance:
no
Specific details on test material used for the study:
None
Parameter:
other: Expert assessment
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)

Screening evaluation

No experimental test data according to EU Method A.14 or comparable methods for FAT 65019 are available.

Considering that explosive properties are associated with the presence of certain chemical groups in the molecule, a screening evaluation can be conducted aimed to identify the presence of such reactive groups within the molecular structure harvesting the capability for a rapid high energy release.

According to CLP Regulation examples of groups which may indicate explosive properties are:

-       C-C unsaturation (e.g. acetylenes, acetylides, 1,2-dienes);

-       C-Metal, N-Metal (e.g. Grignard reagents, organo-lithium compounds);

-       Contiguous nitrogen atoms (e.g. azides, aliphatic azo compounds, diazonium salts, hydrazines, sulphonylhydrazides);

-       Contiguous oxygen atoms (e.g. peroxides, ozonides);

-       N-O (e.g. hydroxyl amines, nitrates, nitro compounds, nitroso compounds, N-oxides, 1,2-oxazoles);

-       N-halogen (e.g. chloramines, fluoroamines);

-       O-halogen (e.g. chlorates, perchlorates, iodosyl compounds).

Analysis of the above depicted molecular structure revealed, that no such chemical alert structures are present in the molecule.

Calculation of the oxygen balance according to the above mentioned formula is -225.96 and therefore higher than the trigger value of -200.

Determination of the exothermic decomposition energy

In order to assess if the substance FAT 65004 possesses the potential to rapidly release huge amounts of energy a thermal analysis (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) has been performed at the Analytical Department Huntsman Textile Effects (Germany) GmbH. The results of the measurement are shown in Annex 1.

The curve displays no exothermic peaks up to 350 °C. As a result the energy release is below a critical trigger level of 500 J/g with the onset of energy release being below 500 °C.

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
In summary, analysis of the chemical structure reveals no alerts for explosive properties. The calculated chemical oxygen balance is above the trigger value of -200 but the determination of the exothermic decomposition energy demonstrated an energy release below the critical value of 500 J/g. Therefore the substance is considered to be non-explosive according to Directive 67/548/EEC and Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 and no further testing is required.
Executive summary:

Analysis of the chemical structure reveals no alerts for explosive properties. The calculated chemical oxygen balance is above the trigger value of -200 but the determination of the exothermic decomposition energy demonstrated an energy release below the critical value of 500 J/g. Therefore the substance is considered to be non-explosive according to Directive 67/548/EEC and Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 and no further testing is required.

Description of key information

Analysis of the chemical structure reveals no alerts for explosive properties. The calculated chemical oxygen balance is above the trigger value of -200 but the determination of the exothermic decomposition energy demonstrated an energy release below the critical value of 500 J/g. Therefore the substance is considered to be non-explosive according to Directive 67/548/EEC and Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 and no further testing is required.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

Analysis of the chemical structure reveals no alerts for explosive properties. The calculated chemical oxygen balance is above the trigger value of -200 but the determination of the exothermic decomposition energy demonstrated an energy release below the critical value of 500 J/g. Therefore the substance is considered to be non-explosive according to Directive 67/548/EEC and Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 and no further testing is required.