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surface tension
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
comparable to guideline study
Principles of method if other than guideline:
The method used to measure the surface tension is precisely described in the article.
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
other: capillary rise method
Surface tension:
35.86 mN/m
20 °C
100 vol%
Surface tension:
29.14 mN/m
80 °C
100 vol%

Description of key information

The surface tension of the pure substance was reported to be 35.86 mN/m at 20 °C and 29.14 mN/m at 80 °C.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Additional information

We have reported the surface tension of the pure substance but we did not study the surface tension of an aqueous solution of dimethyl adipate because we do not expect any surface activity for this compound, based on its chemical struture, nor is it a desired property of the material. These two reasons can be used to waive this endpoint as per Annex VII point 7.6 column 2 of the REACH regulation.