Surface tension values of some common test liquids for surface energy analysis

Name
CAS Ref.-No.
Surface tension @ 20 °C in mN/m
Temperature coefficient in mN/(m K)
1,2-Dichloro ethane
107-06-2
33.30
-0.1428
1,2,3-Tribromo propane
96-11-7
45.40
-0.1267
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene (Mesitylene)
108-67-8
28.80
-0.0897
1,4-Dioxane
123-91-1
33.00
-0.1391
1,5-Pentanediol
111-29-5
43.30
-0.1161
1-Chlorobutane
109-69-3
23.10
-0.1117
1-Decanol
112-30-1
28.50
-0.0732
1-nitro propane
108-03-2
29.40
-0.1023
1-Octanol
111-87-5
27.60
-0.0795
Acetone (2-Propanone)
67-64-1
25.20
-0.1120
Aniline 22°C (AN)
62-53-3
43.40
-0.1085
2-Aminoethanol
141-43-5
48.89
-0.1115
Anthranilic acid ethylester 22°C
87-25-2
39.30
-0.0935
Anthranilic acid methylester 25 °C
134-20-3
43.71
-0.1152
Benzene
71-43-2
28.88
-0.1291
Benzylalcohol
100-51-6
39.00
-0.0920
Benzylbenzoate (BNBZ)
120-51-4
45.95
-0.1066
Bromobenzene
108-86-1
36.50
-0.1160
Bromoform
75-25-2
41.50
-0.1308
Butyronitrile
109-74-0
28.10
-0.1037
Carbon disulfid
75-15-0
32.30
-0.1484
Quinoline
91-22-5
43.12
-0.1063
Chloro benzene
108-90-7
33.60
-0.1191
Chloroform
67-66-3
27.50
-0.1295
Cyclohexane
110-82-7
24.95
-0.1211
Cyclohexanol 25 °C
108-93-0
34.40
-0.0966
Cyclopentanol
96-41-3
32.70
-0.1011
p-Cymene
99-87-6
28.10
-0.0941
Decalin
493-01-6
31.50
-0.1031
Dichloromethane
75-09-2
26.50
-0.1284
Diiodomethane (DI)
75-11-6
50.80
-0.1376
1,3-Diiodopropane 23 °C
627-31-6
46.51
-0.1195
Diethylene glycol (DEG)
111-46-6
44.80
-0.0841
Dipropylene glycol
25265-71-8
33.90
-0.1070
Dipropylene glycol monomethylether
34590-94-8
28.41
-0.1088
Dodecyl benzene
123-01-3
30.70
Ethanol
64-17-5
22.10
-0.0832
Ethylbenzene
100-41-4
29.20
-0.1094
Ethylbromide
74-96-4
24.20
-0.1159
Ethylene glycol (EG)
107-21-1
47.70
-0.0890
Formamide (FA)
75-12-7
58.20
-0.0842
Fumaric acid diethylester 22°C
623-91-6
31.40
-0.1039
Furfural (2-Furaldehyde)
98-01-1
41.90
-0.1225
Glycerol (GLY)
56-81-5
64.00
-0.0598
Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether (Ethyl Cellosolve)
110-80-5
28.60
-0.0918
Hexachlorobutadiene
87-68-3
36.00
-0.0994
Iodobenzene
591-50-4
39.70
-0.1123
Isoamylchloride
107-84-6
23.50
-0.1078
Isobutylchloride
513-36-0
21.90
-0.1144
Isopropanol
67-63-0
23.00
-0.0789
Isopropylbenzene
98-82-8
28.21
-0.1054
Isovaleronitrile
625-28-5
26.00
-0.0827
m-Nitrotoluene
99-08-1
41.40
-0.1140
Mercury
7439-97-6
425.41
-0.2049
Methanol
67-56-1
22.70
-0.0773
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
78-93-3
24.60
-0.1199
Methyl naphthalene
90-12-0
38.60
-0.1118
N,N-dimethyl acetamide (DMA)
127-19-5
36.70
-0.1395
N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF)
68-12-2
37.10
-0.1400
N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone
872-50-4
40.79
-0.1156
n-Decane (DEC)
124-18-5
23.83
-0.0920
n-Dodecane (DDEC)
112-40-3
25.35
-0.0884
n-Heptane
142-82-5
20.14
-0.0980
n-Hexadecane (HDEC)
544-76-3
27.47
-0.0854
n-Hexane (HEX)
110-54-3
18.43
-0.1022
n-Octane (OCT)
111-65-9
21.62
-0.0951
n-Tetradecane (TDEC)
629-59-4
26.56
-0.0869
n-Undecane
1120-21-4
24.66
-0.0901
n-Butylbenzene
104-51-8
29.23
-0.1082
n-Propylbenzene
103-65-1
28.99
-0.1071
Nitroethane
79-24-3
31.90
-0.1255
Nitrobenzene
98-95-3
43.90
-0.1177
Nitromethane
75-52-5
36.80
-0.1678
o-Nitrotoluene
88-72-2
41.50
-0.1229
Perfluoroheptane
335-57-9
12.85
-0.0972
Perfluorohexane
355-42-0
11.91
-0.0935
Perfluorooctane
307-34-6
14.00
-0.0902
Phenylisothiocyanate
103-72-0
41.50
-0.1172
Phthalic acid diethylester 22°C
84-66-2
37.00
-0.1018
Polyethylen glycol 200 (PEG)
25322-68-3
43.50
-0.1170
Polydimethyl siloxane (Baysilone M5)
9016-00-6
19.00
-0.0365
Propanol 25 °C
71-23-8
23.70
-0.0777
Pyridine
110-86-1
38.00
-0.1372
3-Pyridylcarbinol 23°C (PYC)
100-55-0
47.68
-0.1259
Pyrrol (PY)
109-97-7
36.60
-0.1100
sym-Tetrabromoethane
79-27-6
49.70
-0.1528
tert-Butylchloride
507-20-0
19.60
-0.1072
sym-Tetrachloromethane
56-23-5
26.95
-0.1224
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
109-99-9
26.40
-0.1277
Thiodiglycol ( 2,2'-Thiobisethanol) (TDG)
111-48-8
54.00
-0.0830
Toluene
108-88-3
28.40
-0.1189
Tricresylphosphate (TCP)
1330-78-5
40.90
-0.0887
Water (WA)
7732-18-5
72.80
-0.1514
o-Xylene
95-47-6
30.10
-0.1101
m-Xylene
108-38-3
28.90
-0.1104
a-Bromonaphthalene (BN)
90-11-9
44.40
-0.0979
a-Chloronaphthalene
90-13-1
41.80
-0.1064


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