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Endpoint:
flammable gases
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP non compliant, guideline not known, information from published handbook, acceptable with restrictions

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Title:
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 89th Edition.
Author:
Lide D (Ed.)
Year:
2008
Bibliographic source:
CRC Press Inc. Boca Raton. USA p 16-21

Materials and methods

Principles of method if other than guideline:
The use of secondary sources of data is acceptable when they are based on a critical evaluation of peer-reviewed data and a consequent selection of a reliable and representative value for the property under investigation. The introduction to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics states that data for physical constants have been taken from many sources, including both compilations and the primary literature. Where conflicts were found, the value deemed most reliable was chosen. Therefore, although the method used is not known, the values presented here are acceptable as they are from a reliable secondary source of phys chem. data.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Remarks:
no data reported

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
N-hexane
EC Number:
203-777-6
EC Name:
N-hexane
Cas Number:
110-54-3
Molecular formula:
C6H14
IUPAC Name:
hexane
Details on test material:
data not reported

Results and discussion

Flammable gases (Lower and upper explosion limit)open allclose all
Parameter:
lower explosion limit
Value:
1.1 % (not further specified)
Parameter:
upper explosion limit
Value:
7.5 % (not further specified)

Any other information on results incl. tables

No further details provided

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
highly flammable
Remarks:
Migrated information
Conclusions:
The lower and upper explosion limits of n-Hexane (CAS No. 110-54-3) are 1.1-7.5% by volume in air.
Executive summary:

No information on the test method used is available in the handbook. However, this information is taken from a peer reviewed handbook and is considered reliable and suitable for use as the key study for this endpoint. The lower and upper explosion limits of n-Hexane (CAS No. 110-54-3) are 1.1-7.5% by volume in air.