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Table 1 Selected hydrocarbons and their solubility in deionised water at 25°C and hydrophobicity indicated as Log Kow

From: Marine crude-oil biodegradation: a central role for interspecies interactions

Compound Solubility (mg L-1) Log Kow
Decane 0.091 6.1
Tetradecane 0.009 7.2
Hexocosane NA 14.7
Pristane 5 × 10-5 11.4
Cyclohexane 43.0 3.2
Dibenzothiophene 2.41 4.3
Benzene 1790 2.1
Naphthalene 31.7 3.3
2-methylnaphthalene 24.6 3.9
Phenanthrene 1.29 4.5
Pyrene 0.14 5.3
Benzo[a]pyrene 0.004 6.0