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Endpoint:
water solubility
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
From 28th March to 5th May 1995
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study with acceptable restrictions
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method A.6 (Water Solubility)
Deviations:
yes
Remarks:
14C-radiolabelled material was used; pH not measured; no preliminary study.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of method:
column elution method
Water solubility:
38 µg/L
Temp.:
20 °C
pH:
7
Remarks on result:
other: No pH check due to system design
Details on results:
Two assays were conducted:

Assay 1:
Temperature: 19.9 - 21.1°C
Water solubility: 46.3 +/- 0.56 µg/L
Time to attain saturation plateau = 1230 hours

Assay 2:
Temperature: 19.5 - 21.0°C
Water solubility: 64.9 +/- 1.13 µg/L
Time to attain saturation plateau = 1290 hours

The difference between assay results was 17.5%. Therefore, assays agreed with a repeatability of less than 30%
Conclusions:
Interpretation of results (migrated information): insoluble (< 0.1 mg/L)
The substance was found to be practically insoluble in water. The water solubility was found to be 38 µg/L.
Executive summary:

The water solubility of a mixture of benzyltoluene and dibenzyltoluene was determined according to EU Method A.6 (column elution method) using radioactive material. It was found to be 56 µg/L. As another study as shown that water solubility of dibenzyltoluene is 18 µg/L, it can be concluded that solubility of benzyltoluene in pure water is 38 µg/L (at 20°C).

Description of key information

A good quality study shows that solubility of benzyltoluene in pure water is 38 µg/L at 20°C

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Water solubility:
0.038 mg/L
at the temperature of:
20 °C

Additional information

The key study has been carried out (according to EC method A.6) on a mixture of benzyltoluene (3/4) and dibenzyltoluene (1/4). The measured solubility was 56 µg/L. As it is known from another experiment carried out in same conditions that solubility of pure dibenzyltoluene was 18 µg/L, it can be concluded that 38 µg/L on the present study can be attributed to benzyltoluene.