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OCTANOL/WATER PARTITION COEFFICIENTS AND WATER SOLUBILITIES OF PHTHALATE ESTERS

Citation:

Ellington, J J. OCTANOL/WATER PARTITION COEFFICIENTS AND WATER SOLUBILITIES OF PHTHALATE ESTERS. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA 44(6):1414-1418, (1999).

Description:

Measurements of the octanol/water partition coefficients (K-ow) and water solubilities of di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP) and di-n-decyl phthalate (DnDP) by the slow-stirring method are reported. The water solubility was also measured for di-n-hexyl phthalate (DnHP). The log K-ow values of dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DnPP), and DnHP, determined in a previous study, and the log K-ow values of DnOP determined again in this study were correlated against the number of carbons in the phthalate side chain. The straight line regression equation (log K-ow = 0.979 + 0.615, r(2) = 0.993) was used to extend the estimate for a carbon number 10; that is, log K-ow = 10.41 for DnDP. The slow-stirring log K-ow = 8.83 +/- 0.05 reported here for DnDP suggests that the
decrease in solubility of the phthalate in the water layer is nonlinear when the side chain carbon length increases beyond eight carbons. Similarly, the straight line regression equation derived from correlation of the measured water solubilities for DnOP and DnHP reported here and the literature values for DMP, DEP, and DnBP against side chain carbon number predicted a 0.005 mu g/L water solubilty for DnDP. The measured water solubility of DnDP (0.22 +/- 0.05 mu g/L) reported here was 44-fold greater.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 11/19/1999
Record Last Revised: 12/22/2005
Record ID: 64956

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION

PROCESSES & MODELING BRANCH