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Endpoint:
flash point of flammable liquids
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2018-02-27
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method A.9 (Flash-Point)
Version / remarks:
2008
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
ISO 3679 (Determination of flash point - Rapid equilibrium closed cup method)
Version / remarks:
March 2015
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. certificate)
Type of method:
equilibrium method closed cup
Flash point apparatus:
Setaflash apparatus
Specific details on test material used for the study:
REFERENCE ITEMS
1. Identification: acetone >99%
Last validation of the test: 08 March 2017
Periodicity of validation (in months): 12
Results: -17.0 ± 0.5°C
Theoretical value: -17.0°C
Conformity: Yes following ISO 3679 tolerance limits

2. Identification: n-nonane 99%
Last validation of the test: 27 November 2017
Periodicity of validation (in months): 12
Results: 33.4 ± 0.5°C
Theoretical value: 32.0°C
Conformity: Yes following ISO 3679 tolerance limits

3. Identification: n-hexadecane 99%
Last validation of the test: 24 November 2017
Periodicity of validation (in months): 12
Results: 134.7 ± 1.0°C
Theoretical value: 135°C
Conformity: Yes following ISO 3679 tolerance limits
Key result
Flash point:
60 °C
Atm. press.:
1 013 hPa

Preliminary test

Atmospheric pressure: 97.7 kPa

Relative humidity : About 13%

 

Temperature (°C)

Flash
observation

Observed temperature
(OT)

Corrected temperature with the calibration curve (CT)

Corrected to Patm
(C)

50.7

49.0

50.0

No

60.9

59.0

60.0

No

71.1

69.0

70.0

Yes

66.0

64.0

65.0

Yes

 

The flash point was observed between 60.0°C and 65.0°C (corrected values).

 

Main test

Atmospheric pressure: 97.6 kPa

Relative humidity : About 12%

 

Temperature (°C)

Flash
observation

Observed temperature
(OT)

Corrected temperature with the calibration curve (CT)

Corrected to Patm
(C)

60.9

59.0

60.0

Yes

55.8

54.0

55.0

No

56.3

54.5

55.5

No

56.8

55.0

56.0

No

57.3

55.5

56.5

No

57.8

56.0

57.0

No

58.4

56.5

57.5

No

58.9

57.0

58.0

No

59.4

57.5

58.5

No

59.9

58.0

59.0

No

60.4

58.5

59.5

No

60.9

59.0

60.0

Yes

 

Remark: The assay at 60.0°C was performed a second time to confirm the result.

 

Conclusion

The flash point of the test item was 60.0 ± 0.5°C (corrected value).

Interpretation of results:
study cannot be used for classification
Remarks:
Further sustained combustibility testing confirmed the substance does not meet GHS criteria for flammable liquids.
Conclusions:
A flash point value of 60.0 ± 0.5°C at 1013 hPa was determined for the substance using a relevant test method and in compliance with GLP. The result is considered to be reliable.

Description of key information

Flash point: 60°C at 1013 hPa (ISO 3679)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flash point at 101 325 Pa:
60 °C

Additional information

A measured flash point of 60.0 ± 0.5°C at 1013 hPa was determined for the submission substance using a rapid equilibrium method in accordance with ISO 3679 Test Method and in compliance with GLP. The result is considered to be reliable and is selected as key study.

In available secondary source to which reliability could not be assigned, a flash point value of 79°C at 1013 hPa was reported for the substance.

Further sustained combustibility testing found that the substance is not considered to support combustion. Therefore, the substance does not meet the criteria for classification as a Flammable liquid and vapour according to the criteria of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.