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Storage stability and reactivity towards container material

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According to “ANNEX IX- STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 100 TONNES OR MORE, study for Stability and reactivity is only required if stability of the substance is considered to be critical.
Expert Judgement
Sodium isobutyl xanthate is stable under normal ambient and anticipated storage and handling conditions of temperature and pressure. Sodium isobutyl xanthate powder and pellets are stable if stored under dry, cool conditions. Incompatible with oxidising agents.
However, it is hygroscopic and when exposed to moisture in air it decomposes, releasing carbon disulphide.
Sodium isobutyl xanthate is stable on storage and does not react with its container under normal conditions of use and storage.
Therefore testing for stability and reactivity towards container material does not need to be performed.

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According to “ANNEX IX- STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 100 TONNES OR MORE, study for Stability and reactivity is only required if stability of the substance is considered to be critical.

Expert Judgement

Sodium isobutyl xanthate is stable under normal ambient and anticipated storage and handling conditions of temperature and pressure. Sodium isobutyl xanthate powder and pellets are stable if stored under dry, cool conditions. Incompatible with oxidising agents. However, it is hygroscopic and when exposed to moisture in air it decomposes, releasing carbon disulphide.

Sodium isobutyl xanthate is stable on storage and does not react with its container under normal conditions of use and storage.

Therefore testing for stability and reactivity towards container material does not need to be performed.