IUPAC Name: 2-[4-(2-methylpropyl)phenyl]propanoic acid

Source: Used as an anti-inflammatory drug.

Water Treatment: https://tdb.epa.gov/tdb/contaminant?id=10022

Summary: Ibuprofen is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is a derivative of propionic acid. It is one of the most common over-the-counter drugs but it also available by prescription. It is a monocarboxylic acid with a pKa = 5.3. It has a solubility of 21 mg/L in water at 25 C. Close to 100% of the dose taken is metabolized and excreted within 24 hours. A Koc value of 3400 indicates ibuprofen has low mobility in soil. Within surface waters ibuprofen has a half-life of 20 days and biodegradation is expected to play a role in it’s removal from the environment.


GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H319, H335, H360, H361, H362, H371, H373, H401, H411, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09