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Endpoint:
appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2010-01-21
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
test procedure in accordance with generally accepted scientific standards and described in sufficient detail
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
visual and olfactory perception
GLP compliance:
no
Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid
Colour:
colourless
Odour:
other: typical
Substance type:
organic
Conclusions:
Hexan-1-ol is a colourless, organic liquid with typical odour at standard temperature and pressure.
Executive summary:

Hexan-1-ol is a colourless, organic liquid with typical odour at standard temperature and pressure.

Endpoint:
appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: The physical state is determined on the basis of the reliable melting and boiling data cited in Sections 4.2 and 4.3.
Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid
Substance type:
organic

Description of key information

Physical state (hexan-1-ol): liquid.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid

Additional information

Hexan-1-ol is a colourless, organic liquid with typical odour at standard temperature and pressure.

Discussion of trends in the Category of C6-24 linear and essentially-linear aliphatic alcohols:

Linear alcohols up to C11 are liquids at 20°C when in their pure state. Between C12-24 they are waxy solids (though crystalline forms can be prepared by precipitation from certain organic solvents). Isomeric alcohols, with a branch present, melt at slightly lower temperatures than their linear equivalents. Commercial products which are mixtures of alcohols behave differently, some are liquid and some are amorphous solid, depending on the composition and chain lengths present.