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Flash point [furan]: -32 to -36°C  (WoE)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flash point at 101 325 Pa:
-32 °C

Additional information

Flash point values of -32°C (Pennakem 2011), -35°C (IARC 1989 and ICSC 1995) and -36°C (Pohanish 2008) were reported for the substance in secondary sources to which no reliability could be assigned. Although full details are not available, the available data are used as weight of evidence.

A flash point of -32 to -36°C and a boiling point of 32°C, indicate that the substance should be classified as a flammable liquid according to the criteria of Regulation 1272/2008/EC.

References

IARC (1989), Exposure Data, IARC monograph vol 63 citing McKillip et aL., 1989; United States National Toxicology Program, 1993),

ICSC (1995), International Chemical Safety Card: Furan, ICSC 1257, date of peer review March 1995. Accessed online July 2012 via http://www.inchem.org/documents/icsc/icsc/eics1257.htm

Pennakem (2011), Safety Data Sheet: Furan, Company Safety Data Sheet, Penn A Kem LLC 3324 Chelsea Avenue Memphis, TN 38108, 2011-08-12

Pohanish, R.P (2008), Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemical Carcinogens, 5th Edition Volume 1: A-H,Volume 2: I-Z. William Andrew, Norwich, NY 2008, p. 1296