Solubility of oxygen in organic solvents
> I have been told that organic solvents such as hexane, heptane etc
> far more oxygen than aqueous solutions. I cannot find any specific
> references in the literature to this and woiuld like to quantify the
> difference in oxygen solubility between solvent and aqueous systems.
> Oxygen electrode is fine for aqueous solutions (in fact solubility
> aqueous systems is readily found in the literature) but I need a
> solvents. Does anyone know of a reliable method for measuring
> oxygen in solvents ?
You can find data for oxygen solubility in lots of solvents in the
IUPAC Solubility Data Series, vol. 7, "Oxygen and Ozone," Pergamon
Press, Oxford, 1981.
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