IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database
NIST Standard Reference Database 106

Glass Ball as Bullet Solubility System: 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene with Water

   (1) Water; H2O; [7732-18-5]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail
   (2) 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene; C9H12; [95-63-6]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail

   G.T. Hefter, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, W.A., Australia. August 1985.

Critical Evaluation:

   Quantitative solubility data for 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene (1) in water (2) have been reported in the publications listed in Table 1.

The original data in these publications are compiled in the Data Sheets immediately following this Critical Evaluation. No data have been reported for the solubility of water in 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene.

All the available data are collected in Table 2 with the exception of that of Krzyzanowska and Szeliga (ref 4) that does not appear to be independent of that of Price (ref 3) and thus has been excluded from consideration. At 298K the only temperature where comparison is possible, the data are in excellent agreement so that the mean can be Recommended, although interestingly the value of Price (ref 3) is somewhat lower than those reported by other workers as for many of the higher hydrocarbons investigated by this author. At other temperatures only the data of Sanemasa et al. (ref 5) are available and must thus be regarded as Tentative.

Experimental Data:   (Notes on the Nomenclature)

Table 1. Quantitative Solubility Studies of 1, 2, 4-Trimethylbenzene (1) in Water (2)
Sutton and Calder2982GLC
Krzyzanowska and Szeliga2984GLC
Sanemasa et al.288-3185spectrophotometric
Table 2. Recommended (R) and Tentative Value of the Solubility of 1, 2, 4-Trimetylbenzene (1) in Water (2)
T/KReferenceSol. PowerSolubilityBest Sol. PowerBest SolubilityBest Sol. Notex1 Powerx1x1 Note
288535.23 g(1)/100g sln35.2 g(1)/100g slna67.8a
2981, 2, 3, 535.7, 5.90, 5.19, 5.65 g(1)/100g sln35.6 ± 0.3 (R) g(1)/100g slna68.4 (R)a
308536.21 g(1)/100g sln36.2 g(1)/100g slna69.3a
318536.93 g(1)/100g sln36.9 g(1)/100g slna610a
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  McAuliffe, C., J. Phys. Chem. 1966, 70, 1267-75.
   2  Sutton, C.; Calder, J.A., J. Chem. Eng. Data 1975, 20, 320-2.
   3  Price, L.C., Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull. 1976, 60, 213-44.
   4  Krzyzanowska, T.; Szeliga, J., Nafta (Katowice) 1978, 12, 413-7.