Biological Sciences

Properties of Some Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Properties of Some Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Sort by Flash Point (click here for list sorted by Name)
Solvent
Flash Point (C)
Boiling Point (C)
Class †
Group
diethyl ether
-45
35
I-A
Flammable
ethyl ether
-45
35
I-A
Flammable
pentane
-40
36
I-A
Flammable
acetaldehyde *
-38
21
I-A
Flammable
gasoline
-38
41-204
I-B
Flammable
propylene oxide
-37
35
I-A
Flammable
carbon disulfide
-30
46
I-B
Flammable
acrolein
-26
52
I-B
Flammable
hexane
-22
69
I-B
Flammable
ethylamine (70% solution)
-18
38
I-A
Flammable
acetone
-18
57
I-B
Flammable
diethylamine
-18
57
I-B
Flammable
petroleum ether
-18
35-60
I-B
Flammable
benzene
-11
80
I-B
Flammable
propanol-n
-8
49
I-B
Flammable
methyl ethyl ketone
-6
80
I-B
Flammable
ethyl acetate
-4
77
I-B
Flammable
toluene
4
111
I-B
Flammable
methanol
11
64
I-B
Flammable
propanol-iso
12
83
I-B
Flammable
p-dioxane
12
101
I-B
Flammable
ethanol-95%
17
78
I-B
Flammable
ethanol-80%
20
78
I-B
Flammable
ethanol-70%
21
78
I-B
Flammable
ethanol-50%
24
78
I-C
Flammable
amyl acetate
25
149
I-C
Flammable
xylene
32
144
I-C
Flammable
turpentine
35
149
I-C
Flammable
ethanol-20%
36
78
I-C
Flammable
kerosene
38
152-302
II
Combustible
acetic acid
43
118
II
Combustible
ethanol-10%
49
78
II
Combustible
acetic anhydride
54
140
II
Combustible
formaldehyde(37%)
60
96
II
Combustible
dimethyl formamide
67
153
II
Combustible
formic acid
69
101
III-A
Combustible
phenol
79
183
III-A
Combustible
formamide
154
210
III-B
Combustible
glycerine (glycerol)
160
290
III-B
Combustible
† see: "Classification of Flammable Liquids based on Flash point and Boiling Point"
* note: this liquid boils at room temperature and must be stored in the cold in an Explosion Safe Fridge