IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database
NIST Standard Reference Database 106

Glass Ball as Bullet Solubility System: 1,2,3-Trimethylbenzene with Water

   (1) Water; H2O; [7732-18-5]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail
   (2) 1,2,3-Trimethylbenzene; C9H12; [526-73-8]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail

   G.T. Hefter, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, W.A., Australia. December 1986

Critical Evaluation:

   Quantitative solubility data for 1,2,3-trimethylbenzene (1) in water (2) have been reported in the publications listed in Table 1. No data have been reported on the solubility of water in 1,2,3-trimethylbenzene.

The original data in both of these publications are compiled in the Data Sheets immediately following this Critical Evaluation.

The available data are summarized in Table 2. At 298K, the only temperature where comparison is possible, the data of Sutton and Calder (ref 1) and Sanemasa et al. (ref 2) are in reasonable agreement (Table 2) and their average may be considered as the Tentative solubility.

At other temperatures, only the data of Sanemasa et al. are available so no Critical Evaluation is possible. Nevertheless, it may be noted that for other hydrocarbons in water the data of Sanemasa et al. are normally reliable.

Experimental Data:   (Notes on the Nomenclature)

Table 1. Quantitative Solubility Studies of 1, 2, 3-Trimethylbenzene (1) in Water (2)
Sutton and Calder2981GLC
Sanemasa et al.288-3182spectrophotometry
Table 2. Tentative Values of the Solubility of 1, 2, 3-Trimethylbenzene (1) in Water (2)
T/KReferenceSol. PowerSolubilityBest Sol. PowerBest SolubilityBest Sol. Notex1 Powerx1x1 Note
288235.99 g(1)/100g sln36.0 g(1)/100g slna69.0a
2981, 237.52, 6.27 g(1)/100g sln36.9 ± 0.5 g(1)/100g slna610a
308237.22 g(1)/100g sln37.2 g(1)/100g slna611a
318238.52 g(1)/100g sln38.5 g(1)/100g slna613a
Table 2a  Obtained by averaging where appropriate; σn has no statistical significance.

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

   1  Sutton, C.; Calder, J.A., J. Chem. Eng. Data 1975, 20, 320-2.