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Physical & Chemical properties

Melting point / freezing point

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melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Study period:
Up to 1999
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP status not known, guideline not known, information from a published handbook, acceptable with restrictions.
Reason / purpose for cross-reference:
reference to other study

Data source

Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Report date:

Materials and methods

Principles of method if other than guideline:
The use of secondary sources of data is acceptable when they are based on a critical evaluation of peer-reviewed data and a consequent selection of a reliable and representative value for the property under investigation. The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC) are produced by the WHOs International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS). The introduction to the ICSC states that they report "information collected, verified and peer reviewed by internationally recognized scientists". Therefore, the values presented are acceptable as they are from a reliable secondary source of phys chem. data.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of method:

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Dimethyl sulphide
EC Number:
EC Name:
Dimethyl sulphide
Cas Number:
Molecular formula:
Details on test material:
no data reported

Results and discussion

Melting / freezing point
Melting / freezing pt.:
-98 °C
Atm. press.:
1 013 hPa
Remarks on result:
other: Assumed atm. pressure

Applicant's summary and conclusion

The melting/freezing point of dimethyl sulphide is -98°C .
Executive summary:

The results are taken from the WHO IPCS Internation Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC 0878, 1999). No information on the primary source of these data or the methods used is available. However, this information is taken from an internationally peer-reviewed chemical safety card and can be considered reliable and suitable for use as the key study for this endpoint.