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Physical & Chemical properties

Auto flammability

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Description of key information

Lithium salts of fatty acids predominantly C24-C28 (saturated) has a self-ignition temperature above its melting point and therefore is not a self-heating substance.

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Additional information

The data on auto-flammability has been read across from lithium behenate (C22). In a GLP-compliant study following EC 440/2008 method A16 (Harlan 2013), lithium behenate was determined not to have a self-ignition temperature below its melting point (i.e. >166°C).

Data are available on lithium myristate, lithium 12 -hydroxystearate and lithium behenate (Harlan 2013) which show that lithium salts of monocarboxylic acids C14-C22 category have self-ignition temperatures above their melting points. Increases in chain length from C22 to C28 are not expected to change in properties from carbon chain lengths of C14 to C22 and therefore lithium salts of fatty acids predominantly C24 to C28 is considered not a self-heating substance.