Henry's Law Constants

Rolf Sander

Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry
Mainz, Germany


Henry's Law Constants




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When referring to the compilation of Henry's Law Constants, please cite this publication:

R. Sander: Compilation of Henry's law constants (version 4.0) for water as solvent, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 4399-4981 (2015), doi:10.5194/acp-15-4399-2015

Henry's Law ConstantsOrganic species with oxygen (O)Polyols (R(OH)n) → 1,2-ethanediol

TRIVIAL NAME: ethylene glycol
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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
4.0×103 Bone et al. 1983 M 9)
1.6×102 Butler and Ramchandani 1935 M 173)
4.7 HSDB 2015 V
6.5×103 8800 Compernolle and Müller 2014b V
5.0×103 Hwang et al. 1992 V
7.2×102 Hilal et al. 2008 Q


  • Bone, R., Cullis, P., and Wolfenden, R.: Solvent effects on equilibria of addition of nucleophiles to acetaldehyde and the hydrophilic character of diols, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 105, 1339-1343, doi:10.1021/JA00343A044, 1983.
  • Butler, J. A. V. and Ramchandani, C. N.: The solubility of non-electrolytes. Part II. The influence of the polar group on the free energy of hydration of aliphatic compounds, J. Chem. Soc., pp. 952-955, doi:10.1039/JR9350000952, 1935.
  • Compernolle, S. and Müller, J.-F.: Henry's law constants of polyols, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12 815-12 837, doi:10.5194/acp-14-12815-2014, 2014b.
  • Hilal, S. H., Ayyampalayam, S. N., and Carreira, L. A.: Air-liquid partition coefficient for a diverse set of organic compounds: Henry's law constant in water and hexadecane, Environ. Sci. Technol., 42, 9231-9236, doi:10.1021/ES8005783, 2008.
  • HSDB: Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXicology data NETwork (TOXNET), National Library of Medicine (US),, 2015.
  • Hwang, Y.-L., Olson, J. D., and Keller, II, G. E.: Steam stripping for removal of organic pollutants from water. 2. Vapor-liquid equilibrium data, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 31, 1759-1768, doi:10.1021/IE00007A022, 1992.


Table entries are sorted according to reliability of the data, listing the most reliable type first: L) literature review, M) measured, V) VP/AS = vapor pressure/aqueous solubility, R) recalculation, T) thermodynamical calculation, X) original paper not available, C) citation, Q) QSPR, E) estimate, ?) unknown, W) wrong. See Section 3.1 of Sander (2015) for further details.


9) Value at T = 293 K.
173) Saxena and Hildemann (1996) say that this value is unreliable.

The numbers of the notes are the same as in Sander (2015). References cited in the notes can be found here.

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