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Flash point

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flash point of flammable liquids
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study with acceptable restrictions
according to guideline
other: DIN 51 794
Version / remarks:
"Prüfung von Mineralölkohlenwasserstoffen - Bestimmung der Zündtemperatur"
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
closed cup
Key result
Flash point:
64 °C
Atm. press.:
1 013 hPa
Interpretation of results:
Category 4 (combustible liquids) based on GHS criteria
The flashpoint was determined to be 64 °C at 1013.0 hPa.
Executive summary:

The study was carried out according to the Abel-Pensky open cup method. The flashpoint was reported to be 64 °C at 1013.0 hPa.

Description of key information

64 °C (closed cup, Abel-Pensky), BASF (1973)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flash point at 101 325 Pa:
64 °C

Additional information

The study on Flash Point by BASF AG (1973) was not performed under GLP, however it has been conducted in compliance with accepted Guidelines (Abel-Pensky method). The flash point is reported to be 64 °C at 1013.0 hPa. The result is considered to be relevant, reliable with restrictions and adequate for classification, labelling and risk assessment purposes.

The flash point reported in the Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia 1993 was reported to be 67.2 °C and is supporting the robust study by BASF AG (1973).