Transport of Oxygen through Hemoglobin Solutions

Science  02 Jun 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3466, pp. 1770-1771
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3466.1770


An expression is derived for the steady-state diffusion rate of oxygen through a solution or suspension of oxygen-carrying particles. Several special cases of interest are discussed and compared with the data of Hemmingsen and Scholander. Their observed dependence of the rate of specific oxygen transport on pressure and pH is consistent with the present expression.