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Reaction Product of Bisphenol A diglycidylether (BADGE) with IPDA and MXDA was not tested for flammability properties. A read across approach was applied for the flammability test from Reaction Product of Bisphenol A (BADGE) with IPDA and Reaction Product of Bisphenol A (BADGE) with MXDA, as these substances show similar physicochemical properties.
Additionally, the studies on flammability in contact with water and pyrophoric abilities were waived as no such properties are expected for Reaction Product of Bisphenol A diglycidylether (BADGE) with a mixture of IPDA and MXDA .

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

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Flammability

The asymmetrical epoxy-amine adduct of Reaction Product of Bisphenol A diglycidylether (BADGE) with IPDA and MXDA was not tested for flammability properties. A read across approach was applied to assess flammability using data from the symmetrical epoxy-amine adducts Reaction Product of Bisphenol A (BADGE) with IPDA (Kiss. G., LAB, Study No. 07/523-356AN, 2007) and Reaction Product of Bisphenol A (BADGE) with MXDA (Kiss, G., LAB, Study No. 07/524 -356AN, 2008), as these substances show similar physicochemical properties. Both symmetric Reaction Products were not highly flammable (see: Key-001-Flammability-LAB-2007 and Key-002-Flammability-LAB-2007) as they did not ignite in the preliminary test. Reaction Product of BADGE with IPDA and MXDA is the respective asymmetric epoxy-amine adduct. Thus, Reaction Product of BADGE with IPDA and MXDA was considered not highly flammable.

 

Pyrophoric properties

In accordance with section 2.9.4 Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 and ECHA guidance on the application of CLP Criteria section 2.10.4.2 the classification procedure for pyrophoric liquids need not to be applied when experience in manufacturing or handling shows that the substance or mixture does not ignite spontaneously when coming into contact with air at normal temperatures. Based on the experience in handling and use the substance is not known to ignite spontaneously when coming into contact with air at normal temperatures. Thus, no study was conducted and the substances was not classified as pyrophoric.

 

Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases

In accordance with column 2 of REACH Annex VI and with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 Annex I section 2.12.4.1 The classification procedure for this hazard class need not be applied if:

a) The chemical structure of the substance or mixture does not contain metals or metalloids; or

b) Experience in handling and use shows that the substance or mixture does not react with water, e.g. the substance is manufactured with water or washed with water; or

c) The substance or mixture is known to be soluble in water to form a stable mixture.

Based on the experience in handling and use the substance does not react with water and in addition the test substance is not pyrophoric . Thus, no study was conducted and the substance was not classified as Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.

 

Self-reactive substances

In accordance with section R.7.1.10.4 ECHA guidance IR/CSA chapter R.7a, section 2.9.1 ECHA guidance on the application of CLP criteria and UN-MTC section 5.1 appendix 6 the test for self-reactive substances was waived.

The test item does not contain any functional groups quoted in ‘UN Manual of Tests and Criteria’ (fifth revised edition, appendix 6, table A 6.1 and A 6.2) or Bretherick’s – Handbook (6th Edition, Volume 2, p 128 ff) which may indicate explosive or self-reacting properties. Therefore, it can be concluded by expert judgment that the test item does not meet the criteria for self-reactive substances, Thus no classification procedures for self-reactive substances was required.

 

Self-heating substances

In accordance with ECHA guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria section 2.11.4.2 and ECHA guidance on IR/CSA chapter R.7a section R7.1.10.7 the test does not to be conducted as in general liquids are not classified as self-heating since the phenomena applies only to solids and the test method is not applicable to liquids according to guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria section 2.11.4.2.

 

Organic peroxides

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 Annex I section 2.15.1 only organic peroxides have to be tested according to the UN-MTC, Part II test series A-H. Based on the structure it can be concluded that the substance is not an organic peroxide.Thus, no tests were conducted.

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on the chemical structure and taking into account the provisions laid down in Directive 67/548/EEC, as amended for the 31st time in Directive 2009/2/EG, the substance is not considered to be classified as flammable, flammable in contact with water or pyrophoric.

 

Based on the chemical structure and taking into account the provisions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, as amended for the sixth time in Regulation (EC) No 605/2014, the substance is not considered to be classified as flammable, flammable in contact with water, pyrophoric, self-reactive substance, self heating substance or organic peroxide.