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Endpoint:
appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2010-01-21
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
study well documented, meets generally accepted scientific principles, acceptable for assessment
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
visual and olfactory perception
GLP compliance:
no
Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
solid
Key result
Form:
other: paraffin like
Colour:
colourless
Odour:
other: typical
Substance type:
organic
Conclusions:
The test substance, tetradecanol is a colourless, organic, paraffin like solid an with typical odour.
Executive summary:

The test substance, tetradecanol is a colourless, organic, paraffin like solid an with typical odour.

Description of key information

Physical state: solid.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
solid

Additional information

Tetradecan-1-ol is a waxy solid with typical odour at standard temperature and pressure

Discussion of trends in the Category of C6-24 linear and essentially-linear aliphatic alcohols:

Linear alcohols up to C11 are liquids at 20°C when in their pure state. Between C12-24 they are waxy solids (though crystalline forms can be prepared by precipitation from certain organic solvents). Isomeric alcohols, with a branch present, melt at slightly lower temperatures than their linear equivalents. Commercial products which are mixtures of alcohols behave differently, some are liquid and some are amorphous solid, depending on the composition and chain lengths present.