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Administrative data

boiling point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
07/04/2010 - 20/04/2010
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Non-GLP study according to international guideline (OECD guideline 103).
Reason / purpose for cross-reference:
reference to same study

Data source

Reference Type:
study report

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
according to guideline
OECD Guideline 103 (Boiling point/boiling range)
according to guideline
EU Method A.2 (Boiling Temperature)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Not relevant
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
differential scanning calorimetry

Test material

Constituent 1
Reference substance name:
Vetivert oil
Vetivert oil
Details on test material:
- Name of test material (as cited in study report): Vetivert oil
- Storage condition of test material: At room temperature at about 20 degrees Celsius

Results and discussion

Boiling point
Boiling pt.:
276 °C
Atm. press.:
99.3 - 99.4 kPa

Any other information on results incl. tables

Preliminary Test

Two samples of the test item (clear yellow liquid) were heated from 25 °C up to 400 °C with a heating rate of 10 °C/min. The boiling of the test item started at 272 °C and 276 °C, respectively. After the measurements the test item was a clear brown liquid. The observed change in color is possibly due to decomposition of the test item.


The atmospheric pressure during the measurement was 99.1 kPa.


Main Tests

In order to determine the boiling point more precisely, a second capillary test was performed. Two samples of the test item (clear yellow liquid) were heated from 220 °C up to 340 °C with a heating rate of 5 °C/min. The test item boiled at about 276 °C. After the measurement the test item was a clear orange liquid. To verify this result, a DSC-run was performed from 25 °C up to 400 °C with a rate of 10 °C/min. A broad endothermic heat effect starting between 200 °C and 250 °C with an onset of 273.47 °C was observed. After the measurement, the sample had lost 89.5 % of its mass and a brown residue remained in the sample cup. The change in color may be result of decomposition of the test item.

For detailed results, see attached file results.doc.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

The boiling point of vetivert oil is 276 degrees CElsius at 99.3 - 99.4 kPa.
Executive summary:

The boiling point of vetivert oil was determined according to OECD guideline 103 using the capillary method. The boiling point was found to be 276 degrees Celsius at 99.3 99.4 kPa.