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Endpoint:
appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
1974
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Data reported in limited detail but published in a standard reference handbook
Qualifier:
no guideline available
GLP compliance:
not specified
Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
solid
Form:
crystalline
Colour:
Colourless needles from alcohol or rhombic pyramids from chloroform or carbon tetrachloride.
Substance type:
organic
Conclusions:
This standard reference describes succinic anhydride as colorless needles.
Executive summary:

The 55th edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics indicates that succinic anhydride is a colorless solid in the form of needles from alcohol or rhombic pyramids from chloroform or carbon tetrachloride.

Description of key information

According to the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics succinic anhydride is characterised as a solid, colorless compound at room temperature.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
solid
Colour:
colourless

Additional information

The crystalline form has been described as needles from alcohol or rhombic pyramids from chloroform or carbon tetrachloride.

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