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Melting point / freezing point

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The melting point range for petrolatum is 36 to 71°C.

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Additional information

The melting point range for substances in the petrolatum category is 36 to 71°C. A melting point range of 51 to 71°C was reported by CONCAWE (2010a). Additionally, a meting point range of 36 to 60°C was determined by Warth (1956) and CONCAWE (1999a).