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Reference
Endpoint:
explosiveness, other
Type of information:
other: Desktop assessment by expert judgement
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Qualifier:
no guideline available
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Experimental techniques are available for the classification of a substance or preparation as explosive. These are described in EC Test A14. However, according to the OECD testing methods publication, test A14 need not be carried out when examination of the structural formula establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the substance has no explosive properties (i.e. it is not capable of rapid gas or heat release).
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Key result
Parameter:
other: Desktop assessment
Remarks:
result is considered "-" (negative)
Value:
0
Remarks on result:
other: Desktop assessment of explosive potential
Key result
Test series:
other: Desktop assessment of explosive potential
Method:
other: Desktop assessment by expert judgement
Parameter:
other: Desktop assessment of explosive potential
Value:
0
Result:
result is considered "-" (negative)
Remarks on result:
other:
Remarks:
Desktop assessment of explosive potential

Results of Expert Assessment

Examination of the structural formulas for the main components of the sample indicates:

• There are no chemical groups associated with explosive properties.

• The oxygen is not bound in energetic functional groups – it is bound in CO groups which do not possess explosive behaviour. The oxygen balances are:

-175 for unreacted diethanol-amine

-239 for fatty acids, C14 -C16 and C18 unsaturated, amides with 2,2’-iminodiethanol

 

Based on this combination of factors, it is beyond reasonable doubt that the material will not exhibit explosive properties. There are no elements of the screening procedure which begin to suggest that explosive properties may be exhibited by the substance and therefore conducting the A14 tests is not considered to be required.

 

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
Based on expert judgment the test substance is considered not to be explosive.
Executive summary:

Introduction

The explosive properties of the test substance were assessed by expert judgement according to the criteria in The UN Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria (Appendix 6 – Screening procedures). According to OECD testing methods, test A14 need not be carried out when examination of the structural formula establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the substance has no explosive properties (i.e. it is not capable of rapid gas or heat release).

Method

The structure of the substance was assessed by reference to UN Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria (Appendix 6 – Screening procedures).

Result

There were no elements of the screening procedure which suggested that explosive properties may be exhibited by the substance.

Conclusion

Based on expert judgment the test substance is considered not to be explosive.

Description of key information

Explosive properties of the test susbtance.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

The assessment of explosive properties was a desktop assessment using expert judgement according to the UN Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria. Appendix 6 – Screening procedures.

Justification for classification or non-classification