IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database
NIST Standard Reference Database 106

Glass Ball as Bullet Solubility System: 1-Hexene with Water

   (1) Water; H2O; [7732-18-5]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail
   (2) 1-Hexene; C6H12; [592-41-6]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail

   A. Maczynski, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland.
G.T. Hefter, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, W.A., Australia. November 1984.

Critical Evaluation:

   Quantitative solubility data for the system 1-hexene (1) and Water (2) have been reported in the publications listed in Table 1.

Solubility of 1-hexene in dilute aqueous HNO3 solutions have also been reported (ref 5) but will not be considered in this Evaluation.

The original data in all of these publications (ref 1-5) are compiled in the Data Sheets immediately following this Critical Evaluation. For convenience, further discussion of this system will be divided into two parts.


The solubility data for 1-hexene in water are given in Table 2.


The solubility data for water in 1-hexene are listed in Table 3. As data have not been obtained under comparable conditions they must be classified as “Tentative”. However, it can be noted that in (other) well characterized systems the data of Englin et al. (ref 1) at T<300K are usually close to “Recommended” values. The data of Budantseva et al (ref 4) on the other hand are often high.

Experimental Data:   (Notes on the Nomenclature)

Table 1. Quantitative Solubility Studies of the 1-Hexene (1) - Water (2) System
Englin et al.3031(2) in (1)analytical
McAuliffe2982(1) in (2)GLC
Leinonen and Mackay2983(1) in (2)GLC
Budantseva et al.2934mutualGLC, Karl Fischer
Table 2. Recommended (R) and Tentative Values of the Solubility of 1-Hexene (1) in Water (2)
T/KReferenceSol. PowerSolubilityBest Sol. PowerBest SolubilityBest Sol. Notex1 Powerx1x1 Note
293435 g(1)/100g sln31 g(1)/100g slna51a
2982, 335.0, 5.54 g(1)/100g sln35.3 ± 0.3 (R) g(1)/100g slna51.14 (R)a
Table 3. Tentative Values of the Solubility of Water (2) in 1-Hexene (1)
T/KReferenceSolubilityx2 Powerx2
29340.029 g(2)/100 g sln31.4
30310.048 g(2)/100 g sln32.2
Table 2a  "Best" values obtained by averaging where possible; σn has no statistical significance.

References: (Click a link to see its experimental data associated with the reference)

   1  Englin, B.A.; Plate, A.F.; Tugolukov, V.M. Pryanishnikova, M.A., Khim. Tekhnol. Topl. Masel 1965, 10, 42-6.
   2  McAuliffe, C., J. Phys. Chem. 1966, 70, 1267-75.
   3  Leinonen, P.J.; Mackay, D., Can. J. Chem. Eng. 1973, 51, 230-3.
   4  Budantseva, L.S.; Lesteva, T.M.; Nemstov, M.S., Zh. Fiz. Khim. 1976, 50, 1344. Deposited doc. 1976, VINITI 437-76.
   5  Natarajan, G.S.; Venkatachalam, K.A., J. Chem. Eng. Data 1972, 17, 328-9.