Henry's Law Constants

Rolf Sander

NEW: Version 5.0.0 has been published in October 2023

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 5.0.0) for water as solvent, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, 10901-12440 (2023), doi:10.5194/acp-23-10901-2023

The publication from 2023 replaces that from 2015, which is now obsolete. Please do not cite the old paper anymore.

Henry's Law ConstantsOrganic species with oxygen (O)Alcohols (ROH) → 2-naphthalenol

TRIVIAL NAME: 2-naphthol
CAS RN:135-19-3

Hscp d ln Hs cp / d (1/T) References Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.1×102 Mackay et al. (2006c) V
3.6×102 Abraham et al. (1994a) R
2.1×102 Keshavarz et al. (2022) Q
1.7×102 Duchowicz et al. (2020) Q
2.1×102 HSDB (2015) Q 100)
7.0×101 Hilal et al. (2008) Q
2.7×102 Modarresi et al. (2007) Q 68)
7400 Kühne et al. (2005) Q
5.8×102 English and Carroll (2001) Q 231) 232)
1.7×103 Nirmalakhandan et al. (1997) Q
3.6×102 Duchowicz et al. (2020) ? 21) 186)
7200 Kühne et al. (2005) ?


The first column contains Henry's law solubility constant Hscp at the reference temperature of 298.15 K.
The second column contains the temperature dependence d ln Hs cp / d (1/T), also at the reference temperature.


  • Abraham, M. H., Andonian-Haftvan, J., Whiting, G. S., Leo, A., & Taft, R. S.: Hydrogen bonding. Part 34. The factors that influence the solubility of gases and vapours in water at 298 K, and a new method for its determination, J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 2, pp. 1777–1791, doi:10.1039/P29940001777 (1994a).
  • Duchowicz, P. R., Aranda, J. F., Bacelo, D. E., & Fioressi, S. E.: QSPR study of the Henry’s law constant for heterogeneous compounds, Chem. Eng. Res. Des., 154, 115–121, doi:10.1016/J.CHERD.2019.12.009 (2020).
  • English, N. J. & Carroll, D. G.: Prediction of Henry’s law constants by a quantitative structure property relationship and neural networks, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 41, 1150–1161, doi:10.1021/CI010361D (2001).
  • Hilal, S. H., Ayyampalayam, S. N., & 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).
  • HSDB: Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXicology data NETwork (TOXNET), National Library of Medicine (US), URL (2015).
  • Keshavarz, M. H., Rezaei, M., & Hosseini, S. H.: A simple approach for prediction of Henry’s law constant of pesticides, solvents, aromatic hydrocarbons, and persistent pollutants without using complex computer codes and descriptors, Process Saf. Environ. Prot., 162, 867–877, doi:10.1016/J.PSEP.2022.04.045 (2022).
  • Kühne, R., Ebert, R.-U., & Schüürmann, G.: Prediction of the temperature dependency of Henry’s law constant from chemical structure, Environ. Sci. Technol., 39, 6705–6711, doi:10.1021/ES050527H (2005).
  • Mackay, D., Shiu, W. Y., Ma, K. C., & Lee, S. C.: Handbook of Physical-Chemical Properties and Environmental Fate for Organic Chemicals, vol. III of Oxygen Containing Compounds, CRC/Taylor & Francis Group, doi:10.1201/9781420044393 (2006c).
  • Modarresi, H., Modarress, H., & Dearden, J. C.: QSPR model of Henry’s law constant for a diverse set of organic chemicals based on genetic algorithm-radial basis function network approach, Chemosphere, 66, 2067–2076, doi:10.1016/J.CHEMOSPHERE.2006.09.049 (2007).
  • Nirmalakhandan, N., Brennan, R. A., & Speece, R. E.: Predicting Henry’s law constant and the effect of temperature on Henry’s law constant, Wat. Res., 31, 1471–1481, doi:10.1016/S0043-1354(96)00395-8 (1997).


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 (2023) for further details.


21) Several references are given in the list of Henry's law constants but not assigned to specific species.
68) Modarresi et al. (2007) use different descriptors for their calculations. They conclude that a genetic algorithm/radial basis function network (GA/RBFN) is the best QSPR model. Only these results are shown here.
100) Calculated based on the method by Meylan and Howard (1991).
186) Experimental value, extracted from HENRYWIN.
231) English and Carroll (2001) provide several calculations. Here, the preferred value with explicit inclusion of hydrogen bonding parameters from a neural network is shown.
232) Value from the training dataset.

The numbers of the notes are the same as in Sander (2023). References cited in the notes can be found here.

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