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Description of key information

2-methylimidazole is not considerd highly flammable.
The substance has no pyrophoric properties and does not liberate flammable gases in contact with water.
The substance is not a self-heating substance or mixture.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
not classified

Additional information

According to Regulation (EC) No 440/2008, Annex A.I0 2-methylimidazole is not considerd highly flammable.

The substance or mixture does not need to be classified as pyrophoric as based on chemical structure pyrophoric properties are not to be expected.

The substance or mixture does not need to be classified as a substance which in contact with water emit flammable gases as based on chemical structure flammability in contact with water is not to be expected.

The substance or mixture does not need to be classified as self-heating as the substance is as the substance is completely molten at 160 °C.

Justification for classification or non-classification

In accordance with Annex I, Section 2.1, Section 2.2, Section 2.3, Section 2.7, Section 2.9, Section 2.10 Section 2.11, Section 2.12 of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 and UN GHS Rev 6 (2015) the substance has not to be classified as readily combustible solid in class 4 Division 4.1, self-heating substance in Class 4 Division 4.2, substances which in contact with water emit flammable gases in Class 4 Division 4.3, pyrophoric liquid, pyrophoric solid in class 4 Division 4.2, flammable gases in class 2 or as aerosol in class 2.

Flammability (solids) according to Regulation (EC) No 440/2008, Annex A.I0.

Principle of the method

The substance in its commercial form is made into a pile. An attempt is then made to ignite the sampie under defined conditions and the buming time is measured.

Results

Preliminary test: Brief burning and rapid extinction was observed.

Main test:: Omitted due to result ofpreliminary test.

Interpretation of the results: The test substance is not considered highly flammable.