Handbook of Property Estimation Methods for Chemicals: Environmental Health Sciences, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Property Estimation Methods for Chemicals

Environmental Health Sciences, 1st Edition

Edited by Donald Mackay, Robert S. Boethling

CRC Press

504 pages

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A complete restructuring and updating of the classic 1982 Handbook of Chemical Property Estimation Methods (commonly known as "Lyman's Handbook"), the Handbook of Property Estimation Methods for Chemicals: Environmental and Health Sciences reviews and recommends practical methods for estimating environmentally important properties of organic chemicals. One of the most eagerly anticipated revisions in scientific publishing, the new Handbook includes both a foreword and a chapter by Dr. Lyman.

Written for convenient and frequent use, each chapter integrates recent developments while retaining the elements that made the first version a classic. As a reference tool, the New Edition is indispensable. It comprehensively reviews recent developments in chemical property estimation methods and focuses on the properties most critical to environmental fate assessment.


"An update of (my) Handbook has been long overdue…I was especially pleased to see the new Handbook be under the creative leadership of Bob Boethling and Don Mackay…who have been true leaders in the field of environmental chemistry for the last 20 years… I look forward myself to having this new Handbook on my special bookshelf…"

-Warren J. Lyman, from the foreword

Table of Contents


Melting Point, Marc Tesconi, and Samuel H. Yalkowsky

Boiling Point, Warren J. Lyman

Vapor Pressure, Martin L. Sage and Gloria W. Sage


Henry's Law Constant, D. Mackay, W.Y. Shiu, and K.C. Ma

Octanol/Water Partition Coefficient, Albert Leo

Vegetation/Air Partition Coefficient, Michael S. McLachlan

Solubility in Water, Donald Mackay

Soil and Sediment Sorption Coefficient, William J. Doucette

Bioconcentration & Biomagnification in the Aquatic Environment, Frank A.P.C. Gobas and Heather A. Morrison

Sorption to Aerosols, Terry F. Bidelman and Tom Harner

Absorption through Cellular Membranes, Stephen C. DeVito


Biodegradation, Philip H. Howard

Hydrolysis, N. Lee Wolfe, Peter M. Jeffers

Atmospheric Oxidation, Roger Atkinson

Photoreactions in Surface Waters, Theodore Mill

Oxidation-Reduction Reactions in the Aquatic Environment, Paul G. Tratnyek and Donald L. Macalady


Estimating the Properties of Surface-Active Chemicals, Johannes Tolls and Dick T.H.M. Sijm

Estimating the Properties of Synthetic Organic Dyes, David G. Lynch


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science