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Physical & Chemical properties

Appearance / physical state / colour

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appearance / physical state / colour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
test procedure in accordance with generally accepted scientific standards and described in sufficient detail
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
This procedure is used to qualify the clarity or appearance of solid and liquid raw materials and finished products.
Whatman #4 filter paper or equivalent (size will depend upon funnel if vacuum filtering)
Ultrasonic bath
Forced fan oven or Heat-Lamp
Acetone (reagent grade)
1. Remove any air bubbles by heating for 1-2 minutes or sonicating. Clean the outside of the jar with acetone.
2. Inspect the entire sample (some particulates can float or settle with time). Gently mix the sample, taking note of any “swirls” of material at the bottom.
3. If doubt persists, filter a portion of the sample and take note of any discoloration or particles on the paper. Another option is to peer through the sample when the jar is placed over a document. The writing should NOT appear fuzzy.
GLP compliance:
Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
Key result
liquid: viscous
Pale to yellow color
Substance type:
The substance is a pale to yellow viscous liquid at 20°C and 1013 hPa.
Executive summary:

The substance is a pale to yellow viscous liquid at 20°C and 1013 hPa.

Description of key information

The appearance was determined using a Whatman #4 filter paper or equivalent (Ferrara, 2016).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:

Additional information

Based on data for the read across substance, fatty acids, C5-9, hexaesters with dipentaerythritol, the substance is a pale to yellow viscous liquid at 20°C and 1013 hPa.