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Physical & Chemical properties

Surface tension

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surface tension
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
Up to 2008
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP status not known, guideline not known, information from a published handbook, acceptable with restrictions

Data source

Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 89th edition
Lide D (editor in chief)
Bibliographic source:
CRC Press, Boca Raton

Materials and methods

Principles of method if other than guideline:
The use of secondary sources of data is acceptable when they are based on a critical evaluation of peer-reviewed data and a consequent selection of a reliable and representative value for the property under investigation. The introduction to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics states that data for physical constants have been taken from many sources, including both compilations and the primary literature. Where conflicts were found, the value deemed most reliable was chosen. Therefore, although the method used is not known, the values presented here are acceptable as they are from a reliable secondary source of physico-chemical data.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of method:
other: not reported

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Diethyl sulphide
EC Number:
EC Name:
Diethyl sulphide
Cas Number:
Molecular formula:
Test material form:
not specified
Details on test material:
No data reported

Results and discussion

Surface tension
Surface tension:
24.57 mN/m
25 °C
1 g/L
Remarks on result:
other: Standard conditions assumed

Applicant's summary and conclusion

The surface tension of diethyl sulphide is 0.02457 N/m at 25 °C.
Executive summary:

No information on the primary source of the data or the methods used is available. However, this information is taken from a reliable, peer-reviewed handbook (Lide 2009) and can be considered reliable and suitable for use for this endpoint.