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Description of key information

Benzene is a clear colourless organic liquid at standard temperature and pressure

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid

Additional information

No information on the test methods used is available in the Merck handbook (O'Neil 2006). However, this information is taken from a peer reviewed handbook and so can be considered reliable and suitable for use as the key study for this endpoint. The result is supported by data from the CRC Handbook (Lide 2008).