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Melting point / freezing point

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melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
From October 2008 to January 2009
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
according to guideline
other: ASTM D87-87
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Not applicable
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
capillary method
Key result
Melting / freezing pt.:
> 57.3 - < 60.5 °C
Remarks on result:
other: ± 0.5 ºC


The melting point of amides, C18-18 and C18 unsatd., N-(hydroxyethyl) was 57.3 and 60.5 ºC ± 0.5 ºC.
Executive summary:

The melting point of amides, C8-18 and C18 unsatd., N-(hydroxyethyl) was determined to be between 57.3 and 60.5°C ± 0.5 ºC according to ASTM D87-87.

Description of key information

The melting point was determined according to ASTM Method D87-87 (Carrillo, 2008).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Melting / freezing point at 101 325 Pa:
57.3 °C

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