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Physical & Chemical properties

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Regarding physico-chemical properties, classification as Flammable Liquid Category 3 applies. There are no further classification requirements for the submission substance.

Relevant key information on physico-chemical properties and corresponding classification requirements is given in the endpoint summaries on the respective properties.

For a summary and conclusion regarding overall physical hazards and respective classification and labelling requirements, see below!

Additional information

A full set of physico-chemical information is available with all of the essential parameters determined according to established testing guidelines. Classification issues are discussed in the relevant endpoint summaries in more detail. Here, only a brief summary is given:

Based on a flash point between 23°C and 60°C (43°C at 1013 hPa), the submission substance is classified according to REGULATION (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP) as
Flammable liquid category 3.

Pyrophoric properties as well as formation of flammable gases in contact with water can be excluded based on experience from the handling and use of the substance.

Regarding self-heating, according to (1) "In general, the phenomenon of self-heating applies only to solids. The surface of liquids is not large enough for reaction with air and the test method is not applicable to liquids. Therefore, liquids are not classified as self-heating."

Self-reactiveness, explosiveness as well as oxidising properties could reliably be excluded based on structural considerations (2).

According to REGULATION (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP) certain chlorinated hydrocarbons have been shown to pose an aspiration hazard in humans. However, classification for aspiration hazard based on the kinematic viscosity determined at 40 °C is exclusively foreseen for hydrocarbons. Accordingly, in spite of a kinematic viscosity at 40 °C <= 20.5 mm^2/s, this criterion is not applicable to the chlorinated hydrocarbon 1-chloro-2-methylbenzene. Consequently, the substance is not classified for Aspiration hazard.

Overall, the substance has to be classified as flammable liquid Cat. 3. No other classification requirements regarding physical hazards do exist.

(1) Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria; ECHA-17-G-21-EN, July 2017
(2) UN Manual of Tests and Criteria; Seventh revised edition; United Nations 2019; Appendix 6 SCREENING PROCEDURES