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9.12.2019

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Chemical
Mesitylene
CAS-number :
108-67-8
 
Synonyms :
1,3,5-trimethylbenzene
1,3,5-trimetyylibentseeni
Mesityleeni
 
Sumformula of the chemical :
C9H12
EINECS-number :
2036044
 
Water solubility, mg/l :
10  < 10, MITI 1992
 
Melting point, °C :
-51.7  -51.7 - -44.8, MITI 1992
 
Boiling point, °C :
164.7  MITI 1992
 
Log octanol/water coefficient, log Pow :
3.6  Schwarzenbach & Westall 1981
3.42  Sangster 1989
3.93  MITI 1992
 
Log soil sorption coefficient, log Kom :
2.82  observed, Sabljic 1987
2.75  calculated, Sabljic 1987
 
Henry's law constant, Pa x m3/mol :
803.2  calc. Yaws et al. 1991
 
Total degradation in water :
Biodegradation:
0% by BOD
period: 14d
substance: 100 mg/l
sludge: 30 mg/l
(MITI 1992)
 
Bioconcentration factor, fishes :
23  23 - 342, 10w, Cyprinus carpio, conc 0.15 mg/l,
342 
42  42 - 328, 10w, Cyprinus carpio, conc 0.015 mg/l,
328  MITI 1992
 
Other information of bioaccumulation :
Confirmed to be non-accumulative or low accumulative (Anon.
1987) (1,3,5-trimethylbenzene).
 
LC50 values to fishes, mg/l :
13  96hr, Carassius auratus
  Brenniman et al. 1976
  --
8.6  48hr, Oryzias latipes, MITI 1992

References
1848Anon. 1987a. The list of the existing chemical substances tested on biodegradability by microorganisms or bioaccumulation in fish body by Chemicals Inspection & Testing Institute. Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI. Japan.
180Brenniman, G., Hartung, R. & Weber, W.J., Jr. 1976. A continuous flow bioassay method to evaluate the effects of outboard motor exhausts and selected aromatic toxicants on fish. Water Res. 10: 165 - 169.
3105MITI 1992. Biodegradation and bioaccumulation data of existing chemicals based on the CSCL Japan. Compild under the Safety Division Basic Industries Bureau Ministry of International Trade & Industry, Japan. Edited by Chemicals Inspection & Testing Institute, Japan.
2324Sabljic, A. 1987. On the prediction of soil sorption coefficients of organic pollutants from molecular structure: application of molecular topology model. Environ. Sci. Technol. 21: 358 - 366.
3104Sangster, J. 1989. Octanol-water partition coefficients of simple organic compounds. J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, Vol 18, No. 3: 1111 - 1229.
2435Schwarzenbach, R. P. and Westall J. 1981. Transport of nonpolar organic compounds from surface water to groundwater. Laboratory sorption studies. Environmental Science & Technology 15(11): 1360 - 1367.
3030Yaws, C., Yang, H-C. & Pan, X. 1991. Henry's law constants for 362 organic compounds in water. Chemical Engineering. November. p 179 - 185.

 
 
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