(Liquid + liquid) equilibrium (LLE) data for (water-1-propanol-solvent) were measured at T = 298.2 K and atmospheric pressure. Thesolvents were methyl acetate, ethyl acetate and n-propyl acetate. The UNIQUAC and UNIFAC models were used to correlate the experimental data. A comparison of the extracting capabilities of the solvents was made with respect to distribution coefficients, separation factors. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.