Registration Dossier

Diss Factsheets

Physical & Chemical properties

Partition coefficient

Currently viewing:

Administrative data

Link to relevant study record(s)

partition coefficient
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
test procedure in accordance with national standard methods with acceptable restrictions
Test procedure in accordance with national standard methods (ASTM) without GLP.
according to guideline
other: ASTM E 1147
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
HPLC method
Partition coefficient type:
Analytical method:
high-performance liquid chromatography
Key result
log Pow
Partition coefficient:
Remarks on result:
other: The temperature of the measurement is not reported.


Log Kow: 8.3

A log Kow value of 8.3 was determined for the substance using a relevant test method. The result is considered to be reliable.
Executive summary:

Icosan-1-ol was determined according ASTM E 1147 . The partition coefficient was determined to be log Pow 8.3.

Description of key information

The log octanol-water partition coefficient of a commercial sample of icosan-1-ol is 8.3 (by HPLC method). A log Kow value of 7.75 would be predicted for the pure linear alcohol based on category trends.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Log Kow (Log Pow):

Additional information

A log n-octanol/water partition coefficient value of 8.3 was determined for icosan-1-ol using an HPLC method in accordance with ASTM E 1147. The result is considered to be reliable.

It is supported by a value of 7.75 determined by HPLC for a pure sample and reported in published literature, which is consistent with the category trends.

The published value is used in exposure modelling.

Discussion of trends in the Category of C6-24 linear and essentially-linear aliphatic alcohols:

As chain length increases, the free energy required for a molecule to dissolve becomes less favourable for larger molecules. The octanol-water partition coefficient increases with molecular weight because each additional -CH2- group makes the octanol phase more preferred over water in terms of relative solvation energy.

Categories Display