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DT50 (25°C; pH 4, 7 and 9): > 1 year (Sorbic acid)
DT90 (25°C; pH 4, 7 and 9): > 1 year (Sorbic acid)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Half-life for hydrolysis:
1 yr
at the temperature of:
25 °C

Additional information

Sorbic acid is hydrolytically stable under the test conditions of OECD 111. No degradation products were identified. The half-life periods are expected to exceed one year at 25°C and pH values of 4, 7 and 9.