On the flash point of benzoic acid

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Abstract

The reported flash point of benzoic acid is examined in terms of vapour pressures and stoichiometric proportions and found to be significantly aberrant. A possible explanation is that during heating in the flash point apparatus there is decarboxylation catalysed by the metal surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fire Sciences
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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