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 sulfur (S)Sulfur (C, H, O, N, Cl, S) → dimethylsulfoxide

CAS RN:67-68-5

Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
9.8×102 Sander et al. 2011 L
9.8×102 Sander et al. 2006 L
> 9.9×103 Lee and Zhou 1994 M
9.4×102 1300 Watts and Brimblecombe 1987 M
4.4 Mackay et al. 2006d V
4.4 Mackay et al. 1995 V
1.0×104 8700 Bagno et al. 1991 T 196)
1.4×101 Betterton 1992 C
4.3×103 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
3100 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
6.7×103 Taft et al. 1985 Q
4100 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
Fogg and Sangster 2003 ? 294)


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  • Sander, S. P., Friedl, R. R., Golden, D. M., Kurylo, M. J., Moortgat, G. K., Keller-Rudek, H., Wine, P. H., Ravishankara, A. R., Kolb, C. E., Molina, M. J., Finlayson-Pitts, B. J., Huie, R. E., and Orkin, V. L.: Chemical Kinetics and Photochemical Data for Use in Atmospheric Studies, Evaluation Number 15, JPL Publication 06-2, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA,, 2006.
  • Sander, S. P., Abbatt, J., Barker, J. R., Burkholder, J. B., Friedl, R. R., Golden, D. M., Huie, R. E., Kolb, C. E., Kurylo, M. J., Moortgat, G. K., Orkin, V. L., and Wine, P. H.: Chemical Kinetics and Photochemical Data for Use in Atmospheric Studies, Evaluation No. 17, JPL Publication 10-6, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,, 2011.
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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.


196) Calculated under the assumption that ∆G and ∆H are based on [mol/l] and [atm] as the standard states.
294) It is unclear how Fogg and Sangster (2003) obtained the data. Apparently, limiting activity coefficients γ were taken from Trampe and Eckert (1993) but a source for vapor pressure data is not mentioned. Also, the γ values listed in the table are different from those found in the original paper.

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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