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Phototransformation in water

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In an aqueous photolysis screening test the half-life of MBS was observed to be 0.78 hour (Monsanto 1980).

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The values mentioned above refer to the top millimetres of a water body in summer, because of factors like cloudiness, shadowing effects of vegetation, absorption and scattering of light by suspended solids etc., the actual environmental lifetime is certainly longer.