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Description of key information

Not oxidising, EU Method A.17, Tremain (2007).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Oxidising properties:
no

Additional information

The oxidising properties of the test material were investigated in a study which was conducted under GLP conditions and in accordance with the standardised guideline EU Method A.17.

During the test, reference mixtures were prepared by mixing barium nitrate and cellulose in various ratios (10 to 90 % by weight). Sample mixtures were also prepared by mixing test material and cellulose in various ratios (10 to 90 % by weight). The mixtures were formed into a pile on a non-porous, non-combustible, plate; one end of the pile was then ignited using an air-rich Bunsen burner flame and the time taken for the reaction zone to travel over a distance of 200 mm after propagating an initial distance of 30 mm was recorded.

Under the conditions of the study, the test material:cellulose mixtures failed to propagate combustion over the full 200 mm of the test. Therefore the test material was determined not to have oxidising properties.

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 its oxidising properties.

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 its oxidising properties.