Oxygen in the n-Alkanes
The solubility of oxygen in the n-alkanes has been studied by some seven workers (1-7) with surprisingly poor agreement. This is most striking when examining the figure below. The work of Makranczy, et al. (1) shows a decreasing solubility with increasing carbon number while that of Blance and Batiste (2) shows an increasing solubility. The work of these two groups appears to be of comparable precision. However, a judgment on accuracy must depend on a definitive study of these systems.
(1981). Oxygen in the n-Alkanes. IUPAC Solubility Data Series, 7, 214-215.