Project Details Solubility data related to industrial processes. Mutual solubility of esters with water

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Start Date:
16 October 2007
End Date:
01 March 2011
Division Name:
Analytical Chemistry Division
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This project will compile and evaluate solubility data for all esters with water.

The results of this work will be prepared in the standard format of the IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series for publication in the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data and for inclusion in a web-accessible database being prepared by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


Under the direction of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data (SSED) of the Analytical Chemistry Division, the IUPAC Solubility Data Project (SDP) compiles and critically evaluates data on chemical solubility and disseminates the resulting information to the widest possible range of users by traditional (printed on paper) and electronic (web-accessible database) means.

The systems to be covered by this project fit within the priority focus area, Solubility Related to Industrial Processes. Ester-water solubilities are important to many industrial processes, primarily as solvents and intermediates. The systems ester-water were covered in 1992 in the volumes 48 and 49 of the IUPAC Solubility Data Series.


Because the solubilities of ester-water systems are of considerable importance and widespread interest among several groups including industrial and environmental chemists, because the earlier volumes are now difficult to obtain and are over 17 years out of date, and because a new technique of data evaluation has been developed, the decision was made to revise and update this work as a new volume. This revised work will be published in four parts as listed below.
• Part 1: C2 to C4 Esters.
• Part 2: C5 and C6 Esters.
• Part 3: C7 to C9 Esters.
• Part 4: C10 to C32 Esters.
This new work incorporates compilations based on recent and previously overlooked reports, and new evaluations for systems where two or more independent measurements of solubility have been reported. To facilitate comparison of data, all original results are expressed in terms of mass fraction (expressed as a percentage) and mole fraction as well as the units reported by the original investigators.

Part 1. C2 to C4 Esters
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 38, 1093 (2009); doi:10.1063/1.3243853

Part 2. C5 and C6 Esters
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 39, 013102 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3243973

Part 3. C7 and C9 Esters
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 39, 023102 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3339774

Part 4. C10 and C32 Esters
J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 39, 033107 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3457361

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Project completed

last update: 2 March 2011