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 chlorine (Cl)Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) → 2,2',3,4',5,6-hexachlorobiphenyl

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.9×10−1 Brunner et al. 1990 M
3.1×10−3 6500 Paasivirta and Sinkkonen 2009 V
1.3×10−2 Burkhard et al. 1985 V
1.8×10−1 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
1.2×10−1 Fang Lee 2007 Q 264)
2.1×10−1 Fang Lee 2007 Q 265)
3.1×10−2 Dunnivant et al. 1992 Q
3.1×10−2 Sabljić and Güsten 1989 Q


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  • Burkhard, L. P., Armstrong, D. E., and Andren, A. W.: Henry's law constants for the polychlorinated biphenyls, Environ. Sci. Technol., 19, 590-596, doi:10.1021/ES00137A002, 1985.
  • Dunnivant, F. M., Elzerman, A. W., Jurs, P. C., and Hasan, M. N.: Quantitative structure-property relationships for aqueous solubilities and Henry's law constants of polychlorinated biphenyls, Environ. Sci. Technol., 26, 1567-1573, doi:10.1021/ES00032A012, 1992.
  • Fang Lee, F.: Comprehensive analysis, Henry's law constant determination, and photocatalytic degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and/or other persistent organic pollutants (POPs), Ph.D. thesis, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA, 2007.
  • 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.
  • Paasivirta, J. and Sinkkonen, S. I.: Environmentally relevant properties of all 209 polychlorinated biphenyl congeners for modeling their fate in different natural and climatic conditions, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 54, 1189-1213, doi:10.1021/JE800501H, 2009.
  • Sabljić, A. and Güsten, H.: Predicting Henry's law constants for polychlorinated biphenyls, Chemosphere, 19, 1503-1511, doi:10.1016/0045-6535(89)90495-5, 1989.


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.


264) Calculated with the principal component regression (PCR) method, see Fang Lee (2007) for details.
265) Calculated with the partial least-square regression (PLSR) method, see Fang Lee (2007) for 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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