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Endpoint:
substances / mixtures which in contact with water emit flammable gases
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is known to be soluble in water to form a stable mixture
Endpoint:
flammable solids
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
other:
Endpoint:
pyrophoric solids
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is known to be stable in contact with air at room temperature for prolonged periods of time (days) and hence, the classification procedure does not need to be applied

Description of key information

Barium 4 -dodecylphenolate can be designated as not highly flammable, has no pyrophoric properties and does not emit flammable gases in contact with water.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
not classified

Additional information

- Testing for Flammability solids (A.10):

 In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex XI, Section 1, testing of flammability is not considered to be required for barium 4-dodecylphenolate, since it is an inorganic metal carboxylate containing the metal cation in the highest oxidised status (Ba 2+) and an anion of an acid which is less susceptible to any form of oxidation than calcium dibenzoate (i.e. a lower hydro-carbon content 81 %). A test on flammability according to EC method A.10. was conducted for calcium dibenzoate which is also an inorganic metal carboxylate with a higher hydrocarbon content (85.8 %) and a cation in the highest oxidation state (Ca 2+) resulting in non-flammable (see supporting information – IUCLID section 4.13). Barium 4-dodecylphenolate can thus be designated as non-flammable (Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment Chapter R.7a: Endpoint specific guidance, section R.7.1.10.3). In addition, long-term industrial experience in handling indicates that barium 4-dodecylphenolate is not flammable.

- Testing for flammability in contact with water (A.12) is not considered to be required, because the substance is known to be soluble in water to form a stable mixture. Furthermore barium 4 -dodecylphenolate 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 barium 4 -dodecylphenolate 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).

Justification for classification or non-classification

Barium 4 -dodecylphenolate does not need to be classified according to CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 since it is not highly flammable.