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Diisopropylbenzene (DIPB) does not undergo significant abiotic hydrolysis. Biodegradation in a ready biodegradation study showed only 3% degradation over three days, but this is likley affected by the substances low water solubility (<0.1 mg/L). An experimental BCF study with fish shows kinetic lipid noprmalized BCF values < 2000. DIPB also has a relatively high log Koc value of 3.8 suggesting a tendency to sorb to soils and sediments.