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)Miscellaneous → oxoethanoic acid

TRIVIAL NAME: glyoxylic acid
CAS RN:298-12-4

Hscp d ln Hs cp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.1×102 4800 Sander et al. (2011) L
1.1×102 4800 Ip et al. (2009) M
3.3×103 HSDB (2015) Q 38)
8.9×101 Saxena and Hildemann (1996) E 158)
Warneck (2005) ? 213)


  • HSDB: Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXicology data NETwork (TOXNET), National Library of Medicine (US), URL (2015).
  • Ip, H. S. S., Huang, X. H. H., & Yu, J. Z.: Effective Henry’s law constants of glyoxal, glyoxylic acid, and glycolic acid, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L01802, doi:10.1029/2008GL036212 (2009).
  • Sander, S. P., Abbatt, J., Barker, J. R., Burkholder, J. B., Friedl, R. R., Golden, D. M., Huie, R. E., Kolb, C. E., Kurylo, M. J., Moortgat, G. K., Orkin, V. L., & Wine, P. H.: Chemical Kinetics and Photochemical Data for Use in Atmospheric Studies, Evaluation No. 17, JPL Publication 10-6, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, URL (2011).
  • Saxena, P. & Hildemann, L. M.: Water-soluble organics in atmospheric particles: A critical review of the literature and application of thermodynamics to identify candidate compounds, J. Atmos. Chem., 24, 57–109, doi:10.1007/BF00053823 (1996).
  • Warneck, P.: Multi-phase chemistry of C2 and C3 organic compounds in the marine atmosphere, J. Atmos. Chem., 51, 119–159, doi:10.1007/S10874-005-5984-7 (2005).


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.


38) Calculated based on the method by Meylan and Howard (1991).
158) Value obtained by Saxena and Hildemann (1996) using the group contribution method.
213) Warneck (2005) refers to Saxena and Hildemann (1996) as the source but the quoted value cannot be found there.

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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