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auto-ignition temperature (liquids)
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
Experimental dates: 12 February 2021 to 09 April 2021
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
according to guideline
EU Method A.15 (Auto-Ignition Temperature (Liquids and Gases))
Version / remarks:
Commission Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 of 30 May 2008
according to guideline
IEC 60079-4 (Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Part 4: Method of test for ignition temperature)
Version / remarks:
IEC 60079-20-1:2010
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Key result
Auto-ignition temperature:
596 °C
Atm. press.:
>= 101 - <= 102.8 kPa

Detailed observations are recorded in the study report.

The test item has been determined to have an auto-ignition temperature of 596 °C.
Executive summary:

The determination was carried out using a procedure designed to be compatible with Method A.15 Auto-Ignition Temperature (Liquids and Gases) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 of 30 May 2008, and under GLP.

Description of key information

Auto-ignition temperature of liquids (low melting solid)=596°C; Tremain, S.P. (2021)


Key value for chemical safety assessment

Autoflammability / Self-ignition temperature at 101 325 Pa:
596 °C

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