Phosgene

CAS RN: 75-44-5

Volatilization

The Henry's Law constant for phosgene is 1.7X10-2 atm-cu m/mole(1). This Henry's Law constant indicates that phosgene is expected to volatilize rapidly from water surfaces(2). Based on this Henry's Law constant, the volatilization half-life from a model river (1 m deep, flowing 1 m/sec, wind velocity of 3 m/sec)(2) is estimated as 3 hours(SRC). The volatilization half-life from a model lake (1 m deep, flowing 0.05 m/sec, wind velocity of 0.5 m/sec)(2) is estimated as 4 days(SRC). Phosgene's Henry's Law constant indicates that volatilization from moist soil surfaces may occur(SRC). Phosgene is expected to volatilize from dry soil surfaces(SRC) based upon a vapor pressure of 1420 mm Hg(3).
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