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surface tension
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
May 4, 2010 to May 6, 2010
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Study was conducted according to OECD guideline and in compliance with GLP
according to guideline
OECD Guideline 115 (Surface Tension of Aqueous Solutions)
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Type of method:
OECD harmonised ring method
Surface tension:
38.5 mN/m
20 °C
12.2 mg/L

The CMC of the test material was found to be 13.6 mg/L and at 90% of this concentration, i.e., 12.2 mg/L, the surface tension was determined to be 38.5 mN/m.

An analysis of variance test revealed that there is no statistically significant difference (at P = 0.484) of the mean values between pure water and water containing 0.1 – 0.5 mL/L of methanol. It can therefore be assumed that a methanol content within this range has no impact on the surface tension of the test solutions.

The surface tension of amides, C18-18 and C18 unsatd., N-(hydroxyethyl) was 38.5 mN/m at 12.2 mg/L concentration according to OECD Guideline 115.
Executive summary:

An OECD Guideline 115 study was conducted to determine the surface tension of amides, C18-18 and C18 unsatd., N-(hydroxyethyl).

The critical micelle concentration (CMC) of the test material was determined to be 13.6 mg/L. This value was used as an approximation of the water solubility limit. At 90% of the above estimated solubility limit (12.2 mg/l), using the determined surface tension concentration dependence, the surface tension was calculated to be 38.5 mN/m.

Description of key information

The surface tension was determined according to OECD Guideline 115 (Lewandowska, 2010).

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