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Key study data are available for most of the required physicochemical endpoints for kerosine. Kerosines are low-viscosity hydrocarbon liquids (CONCAWE 2009). The boiling point is from 146 to 299°C and the density is from 0.77 to 0.85 g/cm3at 15°C (CONCAWE 2010a). The vapour pressure for kerosines ranges from <1 to 3.7 kPa at 37.8°C. The flash point is 29 - 70°C and the auto-flammability temperature is 220 - 250°C (CONCAWE 2010a). The viscosity of kerosine is 1 to 2.4 cSt at 40°C and 2.8 to 4.3 cSt at -20°C (CONCAWE 2010a). Melting/freezing point, water solubility, partition coefficient, surface tension, explosiveness, flammability, oxidizing properties, dissociation constant, and stability in organic solvents endpoints were determined to be eligible for data waiving. A granulometry study was technically not feasible.

Physico-chemical data for kerosine were derived from the Kerosines/Jet Fuels Product Dossier (CONCAWE 1994, reliable with restrictions), The Compilation of Selected Physico-Chemical Properties of Petroleum Substances (CONCAWE 2010a, reliable with restrictions); and the Category Justification Document (CONCAWE 2009).