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Description of key information

Based on the chemical structure and day to day handling of the substance it can be concluded that propylene carbonate is not flammable in contact with water and air and also not pyrophoric. .

Key value for chemical safety assessment

not classified

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Justification for classification or non-classification

The flashpoint for propylene carbonate (116°C) is above the limits set for classification and labelling (55°C for the DSD and 60°C for CLP).

In the daily use and handling of propylene carbonate during which continuous exposure to air can occur, no spontaneous ignition is observed. The absence of structural alerts furthermore confirms that it is highly unlikely that propylene carbonate has pyrophoric properties.

The absence of structural alerts also indicates that it is highly unlikely that propylene carbonate is flammable in contact with water, which is confirmed by the observations that in handling the substance in contact with water no flammable properties are observed.