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Melting point / freezing point

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The melting/ freezing temperature of magnesium carbonate is >450 °C.

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The key study for determination of the melting/ freezing point of magnesium carbonate is a GLP study performed in accordance with Method A1 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 of 30 May 2008 (Harlan Laboratories Ltd, 2010). The melting/ freezing temperature of magnesium carbonate was determined using differential scanning calorimetry and was found to be >450 °C.