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Endpoint:
boiling point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2017-01-19 – 2017-01-20
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Justification for type of information:
Experimental test result performed using standard test guidelines
Reference:
Composition 0
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 103 (Boiling point/boiling range)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
The boiling point of a liquid is the temperature at which that liquid is converted to a gaseous state. It can be defined as the temperature at which the vapour pressure of the liquid becomes equal to the pressure at the surface of the liquid.
GLP compliance:
no
Type of method:
method according to Siwoloboff
Test material information:
Composition 1
Specific details on test material used for the study:
- Name of test material: (±)-menthone
- Molecular formula: C10H18O
- Molecular weight: 154.2512 g/mol
- Substance type: Organic
- Physical state: Liquid
Key result
Boiling pt.:
199.6 °C
Atm. press.:
977.8 hPa
Decomposition:
no
Conclusions:
The boiling point determination of (±)-menthone (CAS No. 1074-95-9) was done following OECD Guideline 103 and according to the method of Siwoloboff. The test was conducted in replicates and mean boiling point was determined to be 199.6°C at 977.8 hPa.
Executive summary:

The boiling point determination of (±)-menthone (CAS No. 1074-95-9) was done following OECD Guideline 103 and according to the method of Siwoloboff. The test was conducted in replicates and mean boiling point was determined to be 199.6°C at 977.8 hPa.

Description of key information

The boiling point determination of (±)-menthone (CAS No. 1074-95-9) was done following OECD Guideline 103 and according to the method of Siwoloboff. The test was conducted in replicates and mean boiling point was determined to be 199.6°C at 977.8 hPa.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Boiling point at 101 325 Pa:
199.6 °C

Additional information

The boiling point determination of (±)-menthone (CAS No. 1074-95-9) was done following OECD Guideline 103 and according to the method of Siwoloboff. The test was conducted in replicates and mean boiling point was determined to be 199.6°C at 977.8 hPa.

Other supporting data from SAX's Handbook of Dangerous Industrial Materials indicates the boiling point of (±)-menthone as 207°C., which is close to the selected key value.