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Description of key information

Not highly flammable, EU Method A.10, Tremain (2007).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

Flammability (solids)

The flammability of the test material was determined in a study which was conducted under GLP conditions and in accordance with the standardised guideline EU Method A.10.

In a preliminary screening test, a mould (250 x 20 x 10 mm) was loosely filled with test material. A non-combustible, non-porous board was placed onto the mould which was then inverted. The mould was removed and an air-rich Bunsen burner flame applied to one end of the pile until ignition occurred or for a maximum of two minutes. If combustion occurred, the time taken to propagate 200 mm was recorded.

During the preliminary screening test, the pile failed to ignite during the two minutes that the Bunsen flame was applied. The negative result of the screening test negated the need to perform the main test. The test material was therefore determined to be not highly flammable under the conditions of the test.

Flammability (pyrophoric properties)

In accordance with section 1 of REACH Annex XI, it is considered that testing does not appear to be scientifically necessary as pyrophoric properties are not to be expected based upon chemical structure.

Flammability (contact with water)

In accordance with section 1 of REACH Annex XI, it is considered that testing does not appear to be scientifically necessary as water reactivity is not to be expected based upon chemical structure. 

Justification for classification or non-classification

In accordance with the criteria for classification as defined in Annex I, Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008, the substance does not require classification with respect to flammability.

In accordance with the criteria for classification as defined in Annex VI, Directive 67/548/EEC (DSD), the substance does not require classification with respect to flammability.