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Physical & Chemical properties

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Additional information

Key study data are available for each relevant physicochemical endpoint for distillate aromatic extracts. All substances in the category are highly viscous fluids at ambient temperature (20°C) and pressure (101.3 kPa). There is no guideline method available for this endpoint and data presented are based on visual observation, supported by data on pour point and viscosity. The pour point for chemicals in this category ranges from -6 to 50°C (CONCAWE, 2010a). Boiling points for members of this category range from 200 to 640°C (CONCAWE, 2010a). The absolute density range for the category is from 930 to 1070 Kg/m3 at 15°C.(CONCAWE, 2010a) while the vapour pressure is less than 0.01 kPa at 20°C (CONCAWE, 1992a).

Flash points for members of this category are >140°C (CONCAWE, 1992a and 2010a). Self-ignition temperatures for distillate aromatic extracts are in the range of 250°C to 410°C at 1013 hPa (CONCAWE, 1992a). Distillate aromatic extracts are not considered to be flammable or explosive and do not meet the EU CLP Regulation (EC No. 1272/2008) classification criteria for oxidising properties. The viscosity of substances in this category is >10 mm2/sec at 40°C and ranges from 3.8 to 124 mm2/s at 100°C (CONCAWE, 2010a). Substances in this category having a viscosity ≤20.5 mm2/s at 40°C meet the criteria for classification as an aspiration hazard according to the EU CLP Regulation (EC No. 1272/2008).

Based on information available on the properties of the substances that comprise the distillate aromatic extracts category of chemicals, specific data are not presented for the following endpoints: appearance/physical state/colour, partition coefficient, water solubility, granulometry, surface tension, stability in organic solvents, flammability, explosiveness, oxidising properties, and dissociation constant. Appropriate waiving statements are provided to indicate why data for these REACH endpoints are not applicable. The physico-chemical data presented are considered representative for the substances included in the category distillate aromatic extracts.