Liquids

Values for the surface tension of liquids

We have put together a list of frequently used liquids and their surface tensions for you from our literature database. This list is only a selection of important substances. You have access to further data in our information database or by sending an email to info@kruss.de.

Our further data provide additional information about

  • the partition of the surface tension into a disperse and a polar fraction
  • the further partition of the polar fraction into an acid and a base component
  • the fraction of hydrogen bridge bonds (Extended FOWKES method)
  • the related temperature for the data

Selected values for the surface tension of liquids

Substance

Surface tension
(mN/m)

CAS
number

1,2-dichloroethane

33.30

1300-21-6

1,4-dioxane

33.00

123-91-1

1,5-pentanediol

43.30

111-29-5

1-chloro-butane

23.10

109-69-3

1-decanol

28.50

112-30-1

1-nitro-propane

29.40

108-03-2

1-octanol

27.60

111-87-5

alpha-bromo-naphthalene

44.40

90-11-9

aniline

43.40

62-53-3

anthranilic-acid-ethylester

39.30

87-25-2

benzene

28.40

71-43-2

benzene

28.88

71-43-2

benzyl alcohol

38.90

100-51-6

benzyl alcohol

39.00

100-51-6

benzyl alcohol

40.00

100-51-6

chloroform

27.50

67-66-3

cyclopentanol

32.70

96-41-3

decalin cis-trans-mixture

30.60

91-17-8

decalin cis-trans-mixture

31.50

91-17-8

dichloro-methane

28.60

75-09-2

diiodo-methane

50.00

75-11-6

diiodo-methane

50.80

75-11-6

dimethyl-formamide

36.50

68-12-2

dimethyl-formamide

37.10

68-12-2

dimethyl-siloxane

19.00

n.a.

dimethyl-sulfoxide (DMSO)

42.90

67-67-5

ethanol

22.10

64-17-5

ethylene glycol

47.50

107-21-1

ethylene glycol

47.70

107-21-1

ethylene glycol

48.00

107-21-1

ethylene glycol

48.20

107-21-1

ethylene glycol

64.50

107-21-1

formamide

56.90

75-12-7

formamide

58.00

75-12-7

formamide

58.20

75-12-7

formamide

58.30

75-12-7

formamide

58.40

75-12-7

formamide

59.00

75-12-7

fumaric-acid-diethylester

31.40

n.a.

glycerol

62.70

56-81-5

glycerol

63.30

56-81-5

glycerol

63.40

56-81-5

glycerol

64.00

56-81-5

glycerol

64.50

56-81-5

glycerol

65.20

56-81-5

hexadecane

27.60

544-76-3

melamin resin

58.43

n.a.

mercury

484.00

7439-97-6

methyl-naphtalene

38.60

90-12-0 (1-)

mixture ethylenglycol:water 10:90wt%

69.36

mixture

mixture ethylenglycol:water 20:80wt%

64.27

mixture

mixture ethylenglycol:water 30:70wt%

61.59

mixture

mixture ethylenglycol:water 40:60wt%

60.29

mixture

mixture ethylenglycol:water 50:50wt%

57.89

mixture

mixture ethylenglycol:water 60:40wt%

55.86

mixture

mixture ethylenglycol:water 70:30wt%

53.36

mixture

mixture ethylenglycol:water 80:20wt%

52.18

mixture

mixture ethylenglycol:water 90:10wt%

50.46

mixture

n-decane

23.40

124-18-5

n-decane

23.80

124-18-5

n-decane

23.90

124-18-5

n-dodecane

25.40

112-40-3

n-dodecane

25.80

112-40-3

n-hexadecane

27.10

544-76-3

n-hexadecane

27.60

544-76-3

n-hexane

18.40

110-54-3

nitro-ethane

31.90

79-24-3

nitro-methane

36.80

75-52-5

n-octane

21.30

111-65-9

n-tetradecane

26.60

629-59-4

PA 6.6 (polyamide 6.6 polyhexamethyleneadipamide)

45.90

n.a.

PCP (polychronoprene. poly(2-chloro-1.3-butadiene)

33.20

9010-98-4

PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane)

14.10

63148-62-9

PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane)

19.00

63148-62-9

phthalic-acid-diethylester

37.00

84-66-2

PiBMA (poly-i-butylmethacrylate)

23.70

n.a.

PMMA (polyethylmethacrylate)

32.00

9003-42-3

PnBMA (poly-n-butylmethacrylate)

24.10

9003-63-8

PS (polystyrene)

32.10

9003-53-6

PtBMA (poly-t-butylmethacrylate)

23.30

n.a.

PTHF (polytetrahydrofuran)

24.60

27637-03-2

PVAc (polyvinylacetate)

28.60

9003-20-7

sym-tetrabromo-ethane

49.70

79-27-6

sym-tetrachloro-ethane

36.30

79-34-5

tetrachloro-methane

27.00

56-23-5

thiodiglycol

53.00

111-48-8

toluene

28.40

108-88-3

tribromomethane (bromoform)

41.40

75-25-2

tribromomethane (bromoform)

41.50

75-25-2

trichloro-biphenyl

45.30

25323-68-6

tricresyl-phosphate

40.90

1330-78-5

water

72.10

7732-18-5

water

72.30

7732-18-5

water

72.75

7732-18-5

water

72.80

7732-18-5

 

 

 

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