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Endpoint:
appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: authoritative handbook
Principles of method if other than guideline:
simple handbook data, therefore no test guideline available
GLP compliance:
no
Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid
Substance type:
organic
Conclusions:
Hexanal is a liquid at room temperature and standard pressure.
Executive summary:

Hexanal is a liquid at room temperature and standard pressure.

Endpoint:
appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: authoritative handbook
Principles of method if other than guideline:
simple handbook data, therefore no test guideline available
GLP compliance:
no
Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid
Form:
liquid
Colour:
colorless
Odour:
other: powerful fatty-green odour
Substance type:
organic
Conclusions:
Hexanal is a colorless liquid with a powerful fatty-green odour at ambient conditions.
Executive summary:

Hexanal is a colorless liquid with a powerful fatty-green odour at ambient conditions.

Endpoint:
appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: authoritative journal
Principles of method if other than guideline:
authoritaitve puplication, therefore no test guideline available
GLP compliance:
no
Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid
Key result
Form:
liquid
Colour:
colorless
Odour:
other: powerfull fatty-green odour
Substance type:
organic

mobile liquid

Conclusions:
Hexanal is a colourless mobile liquid with a powerful fatty-green odour.
Executive summary:

Hexanal is a colourless mobile liquid with a powerful fatty-green odour.

Description of key information

Appearance / physical state / colour of Hexanal was described in several handbooks/puplications. Described properties are nearly the same: Hexanal is at ambient conditions a colorless liquid with a powerful fatty-green odour.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid

Additional information

CRC Handbook:

Hexanal is a liquid at room temperature and standard pressure.

Sax Dang. Prop.:

Hexanal is a colorless liquid with a powerful fatty-green odour at ambient conditions.

Arctander, 1969:

Hexanal is a colourless mobile liquid with a powerful fatty-green odour.