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Description of key information

The flashpoint of 1,2-dichloroethane was determined to be ca. 13°C (Ullmanns, 1975).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flash point at 101 325 Pa:
286.2 K

Additional information

In the key study (Ullmanns, 1975), the flashpoint of 1,2-dichloroethane was determined according to Abel-Pensky (DIN 51755) with a value of ca. 13°C. Further handbook data support the findings in the key study (value given : 18°C).

A company data reports a flash point of -22°C much lower than 13°C but, without any indication on the purity, this value is not chosen as the key value for the chemical safety assessment. In addition this value of -22°C does not change the classification.

Based on a flash point of ca. 13°C and a boiling point of 83.6°C 1,2-dichloroethane is classified highly flammable (F, R11) according to 67/548/EEC and flammable liquid cat.2 (H 225) according to 2008/1272/EC (CLP, GHS).