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flash point of flammable liquids
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP study, ISO 3679
according to guideline
EU Method A.9 (Flash-Point)
according to guideline
ISO 3679 (Determination of flash point - Rapid equilibrium closed cup method)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Test objective
The objective of the test is to determine the lowest temperature at which the test item produces vapour in a closed container and under conditions defined in the method, in such amounts that a flammable vapour/air mixture is formed. This temperature or flash point
is expressed in degrees Celsius.
The test item is placed in a container which is gradually heated until the concentration of the vapour in air is sufficiently high to produce a flammable mixture which could be ignited.
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Type of method:
equilibrium method closed cup
Flash point apparatus:
Setaflash apparatus
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Identification LCE07102
Identification of the flask LCE07102, Req Nr: 24/07/00262/05,
Net: 2,500 L
Batch LCE07102
Expiry date Not provided
Supplier SEPPIC
Appearance Yellow liquid
Packaging 2 White opaque plastic flasks
Quantity received 2 x 1 Kg
Date of the reception December 12, 2007
Storage In darkness at room temperature
Identification number for the study 07-157

Flash point (A9)
Identification Decane 99+%
Reference 111871000
Supplier ACROS
Batch A0238187001
Expiry date of the reference item February 21, 2008
Last validation of the test February 23, 2007
Periodicity of validation (in months) 12
Results 49.5 ± 0.5 °C
Conformity Yes

Identification n-Hexadecane 99%
Reference 120461000
Supplier ACROS
Batch A0240568
Expiry date of the reference item February 22, 2008
Last validation of the test February 23, 2007
Periodicity of validation (in months) 12
Results 134.0 ± 0.5 °C
Conformity Yes

Automatic Setaflash closed tester:
STANHOPE-SETA "Serie 7" (from 0 to 300 °C): This apparatus is in
compliance with the following standard: ISO-DIN 3679 (1983) and the
measurements above 110 °C are performed, if any, in a similar way.
Syringe of 2-mL and 5-mL capacity
Flash point:
<= 110.5 °C
Atm. press.:
98.7 kPa


Preliminary test

Atmospheric pressure 98.7 kPa

Relative humidity About 23% of saturated air

Tested temperature range Between 50.5 and 110.5 °C (corrected values)

No flash point was observed up to 110.5 °C (corrected values).

Main test

No main test was performed.

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
No flash point was observed up to 110.5 °C (corrected values).
Executive summary:


In compliance with

Commission Directive 92/69/EEC

A9 method (1992), ISO Standard 3679 (2004)


No amendment was requested.


No incident, which could have affected the quality or the interpretation of the results

obtained, was observed.


No flash point was observed up to 110.5 °C (corrected value).

Description of key information

No flash point was observed up to 110.5 °C (corrected values).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

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