Solubility of butyl paraben in methanol, ethanol, propanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, and acetonitrile

Huaiyu Yang, Åke C. Rasmuson

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The solubility of butyl paraben (butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate) have been determined in methanol, ethanol, propanol, acetone, ethyl acetate, and acetonitrile in the temperature range of (10 to 50) °C by the gravimetric method. The order of the solubility of butyl paraben in the different solvents as mass fraction at 20 °C is: methanol > ethanol > acetone > propanol > ethyl acetate > acetonitrile. In terms of mole fraction solubility, the corresponding order is acetone > propanol > ethanol > ethyl acetate > methanol > acetonitrile, which shows that both nonpolar and polar groups of the paraben molecule influence the solubility in the different solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5091-5093
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Issue number11
Early online date20 Sep 2010
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2010


  • butyl paraben
  • methanol
  • ethanol
  • propanol
  • acetone
  • ethyl acetate
  • acetonitrile

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