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Endpoint:
flash point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Non-GLP; non-guideline; Information from published handbook, data compendium, review article or other reference text; acceptable with restrictions.
Deviations:
not specified
Principles of method if other than guideline:
The use of secondary sources of data is acceptable when they are based on a critical evaluation of peer-reviewed data and a consequent selection of a reliable and representative value for the property under investigation. The introduction to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics states that data for physical constants have been taken from many sources, including both compilations and the primary literature. Where conflicts were found, the value deemed most reliable was chosen. Therefore, although the method used is not known, the values presented here are acceptable as they are from a reliable secondary source of phys chem. data.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of method:
other: Not known
Key result
Flash point:
50 °C
Atm. press.:
ca. 101.325 kPa
Remarks on result:
other: Pressure assumed.

No pressure reported. No further details reported.

Conclusions:
The flash point of mesitylene (1,3,5-trimethylbenzene) was measured to be 50 °C.
Executive summary:

No information on the methods used is available. However, this information is taken from a reliable peer reviewed handbook and is considered reliable and suitable for use as the key study for this endpoint. Most up to date source at the time. The flash point of mesitylene (1,3,5 -trimethylbenzene) was measured to be 50 °C.

Description of key information

The flash point of mesitylene (1,3,5-trimethylbenzene) was measured to be 50 °C.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flash point at 101 325 Pa:
323.2 K

Additional information

The CRC Handbook is a peer reviewed handbook and so can be considered reliable and suitable for use as the key study for this endpoint. The supporting study (ICSC 2002) is also a peer reviewed handbook and reports a flash point value of 50 °C.