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EC number: 235-227-6
CAS number: 12136-45-7
Phototransformation in air
Dipotassium oxide/ Potassium oxide has low vapor pressure (3.03E-014 Pa)
indicating significant amounts of Dipotassium oxide/ Potassium oxide are
unlikely to be present in the atmosphere for photodegradation.
If released to air, a vapor pressure of 2.27E-016 mm Hg at
25 deg C (2.27E-016 mm Hg is equivalent to a vapour pressure of
3.03E-014 Pa) indicates significant amounts of Dipotassium oxide/
Potassium oxide are unlikely to be present in the atmosphere for
photodegradation and therefore Dipotassium oxide/ Potassium oxide is not
expected to be susceptible to direct photolysis by sunlight.
Phototransformation in water
If released into water, Dipotassium oxide/ Potassium
oxide is not expected to adsorb to suspended solids and sediment based
upon the estimated Koc value of 13.22 L/kg.
Volatilization from water surfaces is not expected to be an important
fate process based upon this compound's estimated Henry's Law constant
is 2.814E-023 atm-m3/mole (2.851E-018 Pa-m3/mole).
On this basis phototransformation in water is not expected .
Therefore testing for Phototransformation in water does not need to be
Phototransformation in soil
If released to soil, Dipotassium oxide/Potassium oxide is expected to
have very high mobility based upon an estimated Koc of 13.22.
Volatilization from moist soil surfaces is not expected to be an
important fate process.
Therefore testing for Phototransformation in soils does not need to be
According to “ANNEX VIII- STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR
SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 10 TONNES OR MORE ,
study for Hydrolysis as a function of pH does not need to
be conducted if:
-the substance is ready biodegradable.
As Dipotassium oxide/Potassium oxide is
ready biodegradable a Hydrolysis study does not need to be conducted.
Hydrolysis is not expected to be an important environmental fate process
since this compound lacks functional groups that hydrolyze under
Hydrolysis is a chemical reaction during which molecules of water (H2O)
are split into hydrogen cations (H+, conventionally referred to as
protons) and hydroxide anions (OH−) in the process of a chemical
Potassium oxide is a basic oxide and reacts with water violently to
produce the caustic potassium hydroxide
When water is added to Potassium oxide, KOH is
On this basis, Potassium oxide does not have a potential for Hydrolysis
and Potassium ion will not hydrolise.
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