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Endpoint:
melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
March 2013
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Study performed according to international guidelines but not under GLP and with some lack of details.
Cross-reference
Reason / purpose for cross-reference:
reference to other study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2013
Report date:
2013

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 102 (Melting point / Melting Range)
Deviations:
not specified
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
EU Method A.1 (Melting / Freezing Temperature)
Deviations:
not specified
GLP compliance:
no
Type of method:
method to determine freezing temperature

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
α-ethyl-p-methoxybenzyl alcohol
EC Number:
226-315-5
EC Name:
α-ethyl-p-methoxybenzyl alcohol
Cas Number:
5349-60-0
Molecular formula:
C10H14O2
IUPAC Name:
1-(4-methoxyphenyl)propan-1-ol
Details on test material:
- Name of the test item (as cited in the study report): α-ETHYL-p-METHOXYBENZYL ALCOHOL
- IUPAC Name of the test item: 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)propan-1-ol
- Physical state: liquid
- Substance type: monoconstituent
- Analytical purity: 97.2%
- Purity test date: 2013-01-04
- Lot/batch No.: D61
- Expiration date of the lot/batch: January 2015
- Storage condition of test material: +2°C to +8°C, under nitrogen and protected from light

Results and discussion

Melting / freezing point
Melting / freezing pt.:
< -20 °C
Atm. press.:
ca. 1 atm
Decomposition:
no
Sublimation:
no

Any other information on results incl. tables

After twelve hours of storage in a freezer at - 20°C the test item was still liquid.

According to Annex VII of REACH, the study does not need to be conducted below a lower limit of - 20°C. Therefore no main study was performed and the determination was terminated.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
No freezing point or range could be detected.
The freezing point of α-ETHYL-p-METHOXYBENZYL ALCOHOL (CAS : 5349-60-0) was stated as < - 20°C.
Executive summary:

The determination of the melting point was performed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 440/2008, method A.1 “Melting/Freezing Temperature” (May 2008) and OECD Guideline No 102 “Melting Point/Melting Range” (July 1995).

In a preliminary study, the test item was still not frozen after twelve hours of storage in a freezer at - 20°C; according to Annex VII of REACH, no main study was performed. The freezing point or range ofα-ETHYL-p-METHOXYBENZYL ALCOHOL (CAS : 5349 -60 -0) was stated as < - 20°C.

No observations were made which might cause doubts on the validity of the study outcome.Therefore, the result of the study is considered valid.