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Description of key information

A weight of evidence approach identified the flashpoint of 2,6-xylenol to be at or above 73 °C.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flash point at 101 325 Pa:
73 °C

Additional information

This endpoint is addressed on a weight of evidence basis. Three sources of data are provided; these are experimental values reported in formats which have been peer reviewed. All were awarded a reliability score of 2 in accordance with the criteria for assessing data quality as set forth by Klimisch et al. (1997).


The first experimental value reported was obtained from the second edition of the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, which identifies the flash point as 88 °C.


The second experimental value reported was obtained from the Physical and Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Chemicals - Data Compilation and Hazardous Chemicals Data Book. The flash point of 2,6-xylenol was concluded to be 358.71 K (85.56 °C).


The final value was obtained from the Handbook of Organic Chemistry, which identifies the flash point as 73 °C. This value was selected as key on the basis that it provides a worst case scenario. This value is outside the range for classification and labelling.