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Melting point [furan]: -85.61°C (Handbook)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Melting / freezing point at 101 325 Pa:
-85.61 °C

Additional information

A melting point of -85.61°C was reported for the substance in a handbook or collection of reliable data which has been subject topeer-review and in which the original sources are traceable (Haynes 2010). The result is considered reliable and selected as key study. This value is supported by melting point of -85.6°C (Pennakem 2011) and -85.65°C (Pohanish 2008) which were reported for the substance in secondary sources to which reliability could not be assigned.


Haynes W M, Lide D R (2010), CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics: A Ready-Reference Book of Chemical and Physical Data, 91st edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton

Pennaken (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 (2011), 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