Project Details Solubility Data Series - Celebrating 100 Volumes of Plenitude of the IUPAC-NIST Series

Project No.:
Start Date:
01 June 2014
End Date:
16 May 2016


To attract new collaborators, to the process of defining and reviewing data.

To receive feedback and new ideas about what chemists need and want in critically evaluated solubility and equilibrium data, in order to expand the ongoing activities in solubility and other equilibrium data into new scientific areas.

To increase awareness of the IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series, among chemical scientists, in the year of the publication of its 100 volume.


The Solubility Data Series (SDS) has been providing a comprehensive critical review of published data in the gas-liquid, liquid-liquid and solid-liquid systems solubility. SSED is also engaged in reviewing equilibrium data for related systems. Whenever possible recommended values have been proposed. This work belongs to the set of tools that help IUPAC to fulfill one of its long-range goals of international standardization of physical constants.

In early 2014 the IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series reaches its 100th published volume. This important milestone will be used to publicize the IUPAC mission and activities.

This milestone will be celebrated by bringing together, in a conference that attracts thousands of participants, current coordinators of the IUPAC SSED and the NIST editor of the JPCRD, who oversee the ongoing production of this unique and important collection of critically evaluated solubility and other equilibrium data. The chairs of some of the current IUPAC projects will also participate in this event highlighting the practical importance of the work is being done inside the SSED framework.

Topics that will be covered included the history of the SDS project, which commenced publication in 1979 (and has no end in sight); the need for reliable data that can help in the creation of new paradigms about the present impact of carbon dioxide in global warming, environment remediation technologies, the present progresses in ionic liquids solubilities, and the effects of solvent on the thermodynamics of electrolyte and non-electrolyte solubility.


The workshop was scheduled for Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 – see program on ACS website

Project completed – Last update 16 May 2016