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EC number: 224-506-8
CAS number: 4390-04-9
available weight of evidence demonstrates that Hydrocarbons, C14-C20,
aliphatics, ≤2% aromatics do not absorb light within a range of 290 to
750 nm, the range in which photolysis occurs. Therefore, direct
photolysis will not contribute to the degradation of these substances in
the aquatic environment. Further testing is not required under Annex XI,
direct photolysis of an organic molecule occurs when it absorbs
sufficient light energy to result in a structural transformation. The
absorption of light in the ultra violet (UV) -visible range, 110-750 nm,
can result in the electronic excitation of an organic molecule. The
stratospheric ozone layer prevents UV light of less than 290 nm from
reaching the earth's surface. Therefore, only light at wavelengths
between 290 and 750 nm can result in photochemical transformations in
conservative approach to estimating a photochemical degradation rate is
to assume that degradation will occur in proportion to the amount of
light wavelengths >290 nm absorbed by the molecule. Hydrocarbons,
C14-C20, aliphatics, ≤2% aromatics contain hydrocarbon molecules that
absorb UV light below 290 nm, a range of UV light that does not reach
the earth's surface. Therefore, Hydrocarbons, C14-C20, aliphatics, ≤2%
aromatics do not have the potential to undergo photolysis in water and
soil, and this fate process will not contribute to a measurable
degradative loss of these substances from the environment.
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