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Fusel oil: > 60 °C and < 143 °C at 1013 hPa

Key value for chemical safety assessment

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The value for boiling point of fusel oil is based on a weight of evidence using experimental data for the substance itself and the main components of the substance (ethanol (CAS 64-17-5), 2-methylpropan-1-ol (CAS-78-83-1), 3-methylbutan-1-ol (CAS 123-51-3) and 2-methylbutan-1-ol (CAS 137-32-6)).

The experimental boiling point of fusel oil is reported to be between the values of > 60 °C and < 143 °C at 1013 hPa. The experimental boiling points of ethanol, 2-methylpropan-1-ol, 2-methylbutan-1-ol and 3-methylbutan-1-ol are reported to be 78-79 °C, 108 °C, 128 °C and 130.7 °C respectively. 

Since the boiling points of each of the pure main components of fusel oil all lie within the boiling point range of the fusel oil substance, the conservative boiling point range of > 60 °C and < 143 °C at 1013 hPa can be taken as a key value for the chemical safety assessment.