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Melting point / freezing point

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Description of key information

Decomposition from 350°C, Melting point > 438 °C, OECD 102, EU Method A.1, Licata-Messana 1998a

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The melting point of the test material was determined in accordance with standardised guidelines OECD 102 and EU Method A.1 using both the Kofler hot bar method and the capillary method. During testing the Kofler hot bar method showed that the melting point of the test material was higher than 260 °C. Therefore, the capillary method was used in the main test. On heating, the test material shrivelled and became black at temperatures of 350 ± 3 °C. No melting point was observed up to 438 °C.

The study was performed in line with GLP and accepted standardised guidelines with a high level of reporting. The study was assigned a reliability score of 1 according to the criteria of Klimisch (1997) and considered suitable for assessment as an accurate reflection of the test material.

The available data are considered to be complete and the result determined, decomposition at approximately 350 °C, was carried forward for risk assessment.