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)Alcohols (ROH) → 4-methyl-2-pentanol

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
2.1×10−1 Meylan and Howard 1991 V
2.2×10−1 Hine and Mookerjee 1975 V
2.6×10−1 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
7900 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
1.9×10−1 Yaws et al. 1997 Q
5.6×10−1 Meylan and Howard 1991 Q
4.8×10−1 Nirmalakhandan and Speece 1988a Q
8700 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
2.2×10−1 Abraham et al. 1990 ?


  • Abraham, M. H., Whiting, G. S., Fuchs, R., and Chambers, E. J.: Thermodynamics of solute transfer from water to hexadecane, J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 2, pp. 291-300, doi:10.1039/P29900000291, 1990.
  • 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.
  • Hine, J. and Mookerjee, P. K.: The intrinsic hydrophilic character of organic compounds. Correlations in terms of structural contributions, J. Org. Chem., 40, 292-298, doi:10.1021/JO00891A006, 1975.
  • Kühne, R., Ebert, R.-U., and Schüürmann, G.: Prediction of the temperature dependency of Henry's law constant from chemical structure, Environ. Sci. Technol., 39, 6705-6711, doi:10.1021/ES050527H, 2005.
  • Meylan, W. M. and Howard, P. H.: Bond contribution method for estimating Henry's law constants, Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 10, 1283-1293, doi:10.1002/ETC.5620101007, 1991.
  • Nirmalakhandan, N. N. and Speece, R. E.: QSAR model for predicting Henry's constant, Environ. Sci. Technol., 22, 1349-1357, doi:10.1021/ES00176A016, 1988a.
  • Yaws, C. L., Hopper, J. R., Sheth, S. D., Han, M., and Pike, R. W.: Solubility and Henry's law constant for alcohols in water, Waste Manage., 17, 541-547, doi:10.1016/S0956-053X(97)10057-5, 1997.


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.


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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