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melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
not specified
Adequacy of study:
key study
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Raw value with no details, but coming from official data source.
Principles of method if other than guideline:
not specified
Type of method:
other: not specified
Melting / freezing pt.:
78 - 80 °C
Executive summary:

EFSA FGE scientific opinion includes some specifications on the substances evaluated.

A melting range of 78 - 80°C is given for 4-Hydroxy-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one.

Description of key information

Melting range : 78 - 80°C (from literature)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Melting / freezing point at 101 325 Pa:
79 °C

Additional information

No experimental study is available. However, a melting range is cited in an opinion from scientific authority, therefore considered as reliable information. The average value is retained as key data.