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Melting point / freezing point

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Description of key information

All of the substances in the calcium salts of monocarboxylic acids C14-C22 category have melting points in the range of approximately 120 to 180°C.

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Additional information

The data on calcium myristate, calcium 12 -hydroxystearate and calcium behenate are taken from proprietary study reports (Harlan 2013). This is supported by data on calcium stearate (Criteria group for Swedish occupational standards 1994, IPCS 1994, CIR 1982, O’Neil 2006, Lide 2009).