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The solubility of the xylene isomers in water ranges from 146 to 171 mg/L at 25°C. The solubility of m-xylene is 146 mg/L, o-xylene is 170.5 mg/L and the solubility of p-xylene is 156 mg/L.

The mean value is 157.5 mg/L.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Water solubility:
157.5 mg/L
at the temperature of:
25 °C

Additional information

Yalkowsky and He (2003) is a peer reviewed handbook and so can be considered reliable and suitable for use as the key study for this endpoint. The data are supported by results from the CRC Handbook (Lide 2008), which gives water solubilities for m-xylene, o-xylene and p-xylene of 161 mg/L, 171 mg/L and 181 mg/L at 25°C, respectively.