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Description of key information

The water solubility of 1,2-dichloroethane was determined to be 7.9 g/L at 25°C and 1,2-dichloroethane is thus considered soluble in water (Banerjee, 1980).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Water solubility:
7 900 mg/L
at the temperature of:
25 °C

Additional information

In the key study (Banerjee, 1980) an excess of 1,2-dichloroethane (labelled with 14C) was added to a centrifuge tube containing distilled water, and the tube was sealed and allowed to equilibrate at 25 +/- 0.2 °C with constant or intermittent shaking. Equilibration was generally complete within 1 week. The mixture was then centrifuged at 10000 rpm for 60 min in a head preequilibrated to 25 +/- 0.3 °C. Thereafter aliquots of the solution were removed for analysis. The entire procedure was carried out at least twice, and each analysis was conducted in duplicate. 1,2-dichloroethane was analysed by LSC (liquid scintillation counting).

The water solubility of 1,2-dichloroethane was determined to be 7.9 g/L at 25°C and 1,2-dichloroethane is thus considered soluble in water.

Supporting data form other studies and handbooks also show that 1,2 -dichloroethane is soluble in water with water solubility ranges between 8.49 and 10.3 g/L at temperatures ranging from 0°C to 56°C.