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melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Study followed the OECD test guideline and is scientifically valid. It was, however, not carried out under GLP
equivalent or similar to guideline
OECD Guideline 102 (Melting point / Melting Range)
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
thermal analysis
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Test item: Aquapel 364
Batch No.: 3LP1456
Melting / freezing pt.:
> 37 - < 47 °C

Average from 2 DSC-scans:

- Onset temperature: 36.6°C

- Peak temperature: 43.6°

- Endset temperature: 47.2°C

84989-41-3, AKD,
According to this report: The melting range of AKD is 37°C till 47°C.

Description of key information

The melting range of AKD is 37°C till 47°C.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Melting / freezing point at 101 325 Pa:
37 °C

Additional information

The available study on CAS 84989-41-3 (Melting range, Thiele/Vissers, 2003, Technical Service Work Report, Aquapel 364 analysis,rs) is based on on DSC measurement in duplo equivalent to OECD Guideline 102 (Melting point / Melting Range).



Alkyl Ketene Dimer (AKD): 90.1% (measured by FT-IR)

High Molecular Weight fraction: 5.5% (measured by HPLC with RI-detector)

Hydrolyzed AKD (HAKD): 0.9%

Fatty Acid Anhydride (FAA): 2.2%


The melting range might be different for other compositions.