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melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Principles of method if other than guideline:
No data available
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of method:
other: no data
Melting / freezing pt.:
-8 °C
Atm. press.:
1.013 hPa
Remarks on result:
other: As no information are given for the atmospheric pressure it is assumed to be at normal pressure
Executive summary:

The melting point reported in the handbook "Perfume and flavors chemicals" for heptanoic acid is -8°C.

Description of key information

The melting point reported in the handbook for heptanoic acid is -8°C.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Melting / freezing point at 101 325 Pa:
-8 °C

Additional information

No experimental data is available for the melting point of heptanoic acid. As the three data coming from the literature are in the same range (between -8°C and -7,5°C) it is assumed to use these data (weight of evidence approach).

The data coming from the handbook "Perfume and Flavor Chemicals (Aroma Chemicals) II" is considered as the key parameter.