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Administrative data

water solubility
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
18 June 2001 - 19 June 2001
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Comparable guideline study with acceptable restrictions

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report date:

Materials and methods

Test guideline
equivalent or similar to guideline
OECD Guideline 105 (Water Solubility)
Only preliminary test was conducted. Study was conducted in one step, rather than stepwise procedure.
Type of method:
other: Preliminary test

Test material

Constituent 1
Reference substance name:
Perfluoro-1- butanesulfonyl fluoride (PBSF)
Perfluoro-1- butanesulfonyl fluoride (PBSF)
Details on test material:
- Name of test material (as cited in study report :Perfluoro-1- butanesulfonyl fluoride (PBSF)
- Substance type: Single-component substance
- Physical state: Clear liquid
- Density: 1.7 g/mL
- Analytical purity: 98%
- Lot/batch no. TCR-00017-096
- Expiration date of the lot/batch: 01-01-2010
- Storage condition of test material: Frozen

Results and discussion

Water solubility
Water solubility:
< 274 µg/L
22 °C
Details on results:
The solubility screen test estimated the solubility of PBSF to be less than 274 ng/mL in water at 22 - 24 °C.

1.0 uL PBSF = 1.0 uL x 1.7 g/mL = 17 mg PBSF
Approximate solubility = 17 mg/6.205 L = 0.27397 mg/L = 274 ug/L = 274 ng/mL

Any other information on results incl. tables

pH not reported

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results (migrated information): slightly soluble (0.1-100 mg/L)
The solubility screen test estimated the solubility of PBSF to be less than 274 ng/mL in water at 22 - 24 °C.
Executive summary:

The water solubility of PBSF was performed according to 3M Laboratory Method ETS-8-170.1 "Solubility Screen Test: Approximate Solubility Determination of a Test Substance in Various Solvents". The test is equivalent to OECD TG105, preliminary test. This method is a pre-requisite to the shake flask and column elution methods and provides an estimate of the water solubility of the test substance. A 1 uL aliquot of PBSF was introduced into a volumetric flask containing 6.205 L of water. Following sample addition, the volumetric flask was shaken, allowed to settle overnight, and visually observed for PBSF droplets on the bottom of the flask. The solubility screen test estimated the solubility of PBSF to be less than 274 ng/mL in water at 22 - 24 °C.

This study is classified as reliable with restrictions. While the test method is equivalent to OECD TG105 preliminary test, test method is a screen test, no further test was conducted.