Water Solubility and Octanol/Water Partition Coefficients of Organics. Limitations of the Solubility-Partition Coefficient Correlation

Sujit Banerjee, Samuel H. Yalkowsky, Shri C. Valvani

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The water solubilities(S) and octanol/water partition coefficients (K) of a wide variety of organic compounds have been measured. It is shown that a previously described correlation between these two parameters may be invalid for high-melting solids. Alternative methods for constructing K-S correlations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1229
Number of pages3
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Feb 1 1980


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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