solvophobicity parameter, \(Sp\)

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A solvent parameter defined by: \[Sp = 1 - \frac{M}{M\left(\text{hexadecane}\right)}\] derived from the Gibbs energy of transfer (\(\Delta _{\text{t}}G^{\,\unicode{x26ac}}\)) of a series of solutes from water to numerous aqueous-organic mixtures and to pure solvents: \[\Delta _{\text{t}}G^{\,\unicode{x26ac}}\left(\text{to solvent}\right) = M\ R_{\text{T}}+D\] where \(R_{\text{T}}\) is a solute parameter, and \(M\) and \(D\) characterize the solvent. The \(M\) values are used to define a solvent solvophobic effect so that \(Sp\) values are scaled from unity (water) to zero (hexadecane).
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1165 [Terms] [Paper]