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Abiotic degradation:

The constituents of the substance don not have functional groups subject to hydrolysis. Therefore, hydolysis is not excpected.


The constituents of the UVCB substance are adsorptive and poorly water soluble. The UVCB substance is poorly biodegradable in a ready biodegradability test. Comparable degradation rates are expected for biodegradation in surface water, sediment and soil.


In a weight-of-evidence approach balancing different QSAR estimations and experimental data of representative constituents and a substance similar to a constituent, significant accumulation of the certain constituents of the UVCB substance in organisms are expected. It is concluded that the BCF is < 2000. As worst case the experimental value of 1730 L/kg is used for the CSA.

Transport and distribution:

The adsorption/desorption partition coefficient of >3 indicates immobility in soil and adsorption to suspended particles for the components of the UVCB substance. Thus, the UVCB substance will mainly distribute to soil and sediment.