Solubility of anthracene in complex solvent systems

Bindu Gupta, Chin Hwa Cheng, Samuel H. Yalkowsky, Dinesh S. Mishra

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The solubility of anthracene was measured in binary and ternary cosolvent-water systems. The binary systems consisted of water and a completely miscible organic solvent (CMOS); while, the ternary systems incorporated a partially miscible organic solvent (PMOS) into the binary systems. A model is developed which predicts that the incorporation of a PMOS, as a solubilized solute, into a CMOS-water mixture can lead to an increase in the solubility of anthracene due to cosolvency effect of the PMOS. The results indicate a good correlation between the observed vs. predicted increase in solubility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-21
Number of pages15
JournalToxicological & Environmental Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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