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Flash point

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flash point of flammable liquids
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
according to guideline
EU Method A.9 (Flash-Point)
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
non-equilibrium method closed cup
Flash point:
77 °C
Atm. press.:
1 013 hPa

Two individual measurements were made, yielding flash points of 76 °C and 77 °C. The average flashpoint was 77 °C.

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
The substance has a flash point of 77 °C at standard atmospheric pressure.
Executive summary:

The flash point of the test substance methyl benzoate was determined according to EU Method A.9 using a non-equilibrium method according to Pensky-Martens. The substance was heated in a closed cup (Miniflash FLPL, Grabner instruments) with a constant rate of 5.5 °C per minute. Ignition was started after every 1 °C step. The flash point is the lowest temperature, corrected for a barometric pressure of 1013 hPa, at which the application of an electric arc causes the vapour of the test substance to ignite under the specified conditions. The average flash point of the test substance at atmospheric pressure was 101 °C determined in two experiments.

Description of key information

77 °C at 1013 hPa, typical range is from 77 to 85 °C

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flash point at 101 325 Pa:
77 °C

Additional information

The flash point of the substance is 77 °C. The typical range of the flash point is from 77 to 85 °C. The experimental value agrees well with published data giving a flash point of 82 or 83 °C.