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) → 1-hydroxy-2,5-dimethylbenzene

TRIVIAL NAME: 2,5-xylenol; 2,5-dimethylphenol
CAS RN:95-87-4

Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
7.5 6800 Dohnal and Fenclová 1995 M
1.4 HSDB 2015 V
7.5 Mackay et al. 2006c V
7.4 Mackay et al. 1995 V
3.8×101 Leuenberger et al. 1985 V 167)
8.8 Abraham et al. 1994a R
5.2 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
4.6×101 Nirmalakhandan et al. 1997 Q


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  • HSDB: Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXicology data NETwork (TOXNET), National Library of Medicine (US),, 2015.
  • Leuenberger, C., Ligocki, M. P., and Pankow, J. F.: Trace organic compounds in rain: 4. Identities, concentrations, and scavenging mechanisms for phenols in urban air and rain, Environ. Sci. Technol., 19, 1053-1058, doi:10.1021/ES00141A005, 1985.
  • Mackay, D., Shiu, W. Y., and Ma, K. C.: Illustrated Handbook of Physical-Chemical Properties and Environmental Fate for Organic Chemicals, vol. IV of Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Sulfur Containing Compounds , Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, 1995.
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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.


167) Value at T = 281 K.

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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