Henry's Law Constants

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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) → carbon disulfide

CAS RN:75-15-0

Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
6.1×10−4 3900 Warneck and Williams 2012 L
6.1×10−4 4300 Sander et al. 2011 L
6.1×10−4 4300 Sander et al. 2006 L
5.7×10−4 3800 Hiatt 2013 M
5.4×10−4 2800 De Bruyn et al. 1995b M
6.2×10−4 3800 Elliott 1989 M
5.4×10−4 4300 Rex 1906 M
5.7×10−4 Mackay et al. 2006d V
5.7×10−4 Mackay et al. 1995 V
8.0×10−4 Hwang et al. 1992 V
4.5×10−4 4100 Winkler 1906 V
7.5×10−4 1200 Goldstein 1982 X 116)
9.4×10−5 Yaws 1999 ?
5.1×10−4 Yaws and Yang 1992 ? 92)
Kruis and May 1962 ? 287)
Booth and Jolley 1943 ? 288)
Booth and Jolley 1943 ? 289)


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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.


92) Yaws and Yang (1992) give several references for the Henry's law constants but don't assign them to specific species.
116) Value given here as quoted by Staudinger and Roberts (1996).
287) Kruis and May (1962) present data based on Booth and Jolley (1943). However, these data appear to be incorrect.
288) Booth and Jolley (1943) converted data from Rex (1906) to another unit. However, this was apparently not done correctly.
289) Booth and Jolley (1943) present data from Chancel and Parmentier (1885). However, in that paper only the solubility at an unknown partial pressure of CS2 was measured.

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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