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)Chlorocarbons (C, H, Cl) → 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.8×10−2 McPhedran et al. 2013 M
6.6×10−3 Lee et al. 2012 M
9.9×10−3 Oliver 1985 M
8.2×10−3 Mackay et al. 2006b V
2.8×10−4 Fogg and Sangster 2003 V
1.1×10−3 Fogg and Sangster 2003 V
8.2×10−3 Shiu and Mackay 1997 V
8.2×10−3 Mackay et al. 1992a V
8.2×10−3 Bobra et al. 1985 V
3.8×10−3 Mackay and Shiu 1981 V
6.1×10−3 Zhang et al. 2010 Q 107) 108)
8.4×10−3 Zhang et al. 2010 Q 107) 109)
1.8×10−2 Zhang et al. 2010 Q 107) 110)
4.8×10−3 Zhang et al. 2010 Q 107) 111)
9.2×10−3 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
6.8×10−3 Delgado and Alderete 2002 Q
3.2×10−2 Nirmalakhandan et al. 1997 Q
5.7×10−3 Myrdal and Yalkowsky 1994 Q
6.1×10−3 Meylan and Howard 1991 Q


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  • Delgado, E. J. and Alderete, J.: On the calculation of Henry's law constants of chlorinated benzenes in water from semiempirical quantum chemical methods, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 42, 559-563, doi:10.1021/CI0101206, 2002.
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  • McPhedran, K. N., Seth, R., and Drouillard, K. G.: Evaluation of the gas stripping technique for calculation of Henry's law constants using the initial slope method for 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene, pentachlorobenzene, and hexachlorobenzene, Chemosphere, 91, 1648-1652, doi:10.1016/J.CHEMOSPHERE.2012.12.017, 2013.
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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.


107) Data taken from the supplement.
108) Calculated using the EPI Suite (v4.0) method.
109) Calculated using the SPARC (v4.2) method.
110) Calculated using the COSMOtherm (v2.1) method.
111) Calculated using the ABSOLV (ADMEBoxes v4.1) method.

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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