Table 2.

Estimated and observed physicochemical properties of some single FAME

NameCAS numberMolecular weightEstimated water solubility from log Kow (mg l−1), 25°CMeasured water solubility (mg l−1), 22°CHenry's Law constant estimate (atm m3 mol−1)Log Kow estimateVapour pressure estimate (mmHg), 25°C
Stearic acid methyl ester112-61-8298.59.3 × 10−43.0 × 10−41.4 × 10−28.43.3 × 10−5
Erucic acid methyl ester1120-34-9352.66.6 × 10−57.8 × 10−39.31.1 × 10−6
Linoleic acid methyl ester112-63-0294.51.9 × 10−22.1 × 10−21.9 × 10−36.89.9 × 10−5
Linolenic acid methyl ester301-00-8292.55.8 × 10−29.2 × 10−22.1 × 10−46.33.1 × 10−5
Oleic acid methyl ester112-62-9296.55.5 × 10−34.4 × 10−38.0 × 10−37.51.6 × 10−4
Palmitic acid methyl ester112.39-0270.59.1 × 10−34.0 × 10−31.9 × 10−27.44.8 × 10−4