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Description of key information

After evaporation or exposure to air, the test item will be rapidly degraded by photochemical processes.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Half-life in air:
10.8 h
Degradation rate constant with OH radicals:
0 cm³ molecule-1 s-1

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In Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, it is laid down that information on intrinsic properties of substances may be generated by means other than tests, provided that the conditions set out in Annex XI (of the same Regulation) are met.


According to Annex XI of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (Q)SAR results can be used if (1) the scientific validity of the (Q)SAR model has been established, (2) the substance falls within the applicability domain of the (Q)SAR model, (3) the results are adequate for the purpose of classification and labeling and/or risk assessment and (4) adequate and reliable documentation of the applied method is provided.

For the assessment of the1,8-diazabicyclo [5.4.0] undec-7-ene (CAS 6674-22-2) (Q)SAR results were used forphototransformationin air. The criteria listed in Annex XI of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 are considered to be adequately fulfilled and therefore the endpoint(s) sufficiently covered and suitable for risk assessment.

Therefore, further experimental studies onphototransformation in air are not provided.


The photodegradation was calculated for the1,8-diazabicyclo [5.4.0] undec-7-ene (CAS 6674-22-2) with AOPWIN v1.92, implemented in EPISuite v4.11. The substance is within the Applicability domain of the model; however, the substance is heterocyclic amine, therefore the estimation ist highly uncertain. Based on an estimated OH radical rate constant of 35.5821 E-12 cm³/molecule-sec, the half-life was calculated to be 10.822 h; for this calculation, a 24 -hour day as well as a sensitizer-concentration (OH-radicals) of 5E+06 molecules/cm³ were assumed (BASF SE, 2016). Hence, the test substance is expected to be rapidly degraded by photochemical processes after evaporation or exposure to air.