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

Original Measurements:
   McAuliffe, C., J. Phys. Chem. 1966, 70, 1267-75.

   Temperature = 25 °C

Prepared By:
   A. Maczynski, Z. Maczynska, and A. Szafranski

Experimental Remarks:

   The solubility of 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene in water at 25°C was reported to be 57 g(1)/106 g(2).

The corresponding mass percent and mole fraction, x1, calculated by the compilers are 0.0057 g(1)/100 g sln and 8.5 × 10–6.

Experimental Data:   (Notes on the Nomenclature)
   In a 250-mL bottle, 10-20 mL of (1) was vigorously shaken for 1 hr, or magnetically stirred for 1 day, with 200 mL of (2) at 25°C. The bottle was set aside for 2 days to allow droplets of undissolved (1) to separate. Absence of emulsion was checked microscopically. A sample of the hydrocarbon-saturated water was withdrawn with a Hamilton syringe and gas liquid chromatographed in conjuction with a flame-ionization detector.

Source and Purity of Materials:
   (1) Phillips Petroleum or Columbia Chemical; used as received.
   (2) distilled.

Estimated Errors:
   Solubility: 4 g(1)/106 g(2) (standard deviation of mean)
   Temperature: ± 1.5°C