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) → 1,2,3-propanetriol

TRIVIAL NAME: glycerol
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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
5.8×102 Butler and Ramchandani 1935 M 173)
4.7×106 11000 Compernolle and Müller 2014b V
5.0×106 Hwang et al. 1992 V
Saxena and Hildemann 1996 E 158) 175)


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Saxena, P. and Hildemann, L. M.: Water-soluble organics in atmospheric particles: A critical review of the literature and application of thermodynamics to identify candidate compounds, J. Atmos. Chem., 24, 57-109, doi:10.1007/BF00053823, 1996.


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.


158) Value obtained by Saxena and Hildemann (1996) using the group contribution method.
173) Saxena and Hildemann (1996) say that this value is unreliable.
175) Saxena and Hildemann (1996) give a range of 5.9×106 mol/(m3 Pa) < Hcp < 3.9×109 mol/(m3 Pa).

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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