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Description of key information

The substance decomposes at 198 °C (OECD Guideline 102), however, according to DSC, the substance appears to have a melting point at 80°C.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Melting / freezing point at 101 325 Pa:
80 °C

Additional information

Test result is reported as follows:


1.        Subject: Melting Point of zinc 3,5-bis(α-methylbenzyl)salicylate

2.        Item: Measurement of the melting point (microscopic melting point method)

3.        Test sample: zinc 3,5-bis(α-methylbenzyl)salicylate (Lot No. 31205)

4.        Test result: It was impossible to identify the melting point., decomposition point: 197.8 degree C    

The value determined from the DSC method used to determine boiling point shows a phase change at 80°C so the melting point for the substance could be as low as 80°C.

This value is taken as its melting point