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According to structural properties, hydrolysis is not expected.

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The substance is an UVCB substance. In accordance with Annex IX, Section 9.3.2 and Section 9.2.1.2 the assessment of bioaccumulation or bioconcentration and biodegradation of each constituent and impurity present in concentrations at or above 0.1% (w/w) must be performed. Since the substance is a complex mixture of isomers and homologues components no purity (% w/w) can be stated. Therefore, the corrected area-% values of constituents were determined by gas chromatography with FID. The evaluated area-% values were corrected with the content of water.

The following five main constituents which concentrations at or above 10 area % along with two constituents with the highest and the lowest molecular weight were analytically determined:

1.    Constituent 1 (CCC(COC(=O)C=C)(COC(=O)C=C)COC(=O)C=C)

2.    Constituent 2 (CCC(COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)(COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)COC(=O)C=C)

3.    Constituent 3 (CCC(COCCOC(=O)C=C)(COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)COC(=O)C=C)

4.    Constituent 4 (CCC(COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)(COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)

5.    Constituent 5 (CCC(COCCOC(=O)C=C)(COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)

6.    Constituent 6 (CCC(COCCOC(=O)C=C)(COCCOC(=O)C=C)COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)

7.    Constituent 7 (CCC(COCCOCCOC(=O)C=C)(COC(C)COC(C)COC(C)COC(=O)C=C)COC(=O)C=C)

Constituent 2 and 3 were determined to have a concentration of 22.4 area %. Constituent 3, 4 and 5 were determined to have a concentration value of 19.9 area %. The constituent 1 has the lowest molecular weight of 296 g/mol and the concentration of 0.6 area %. The highest molecular weight was determined for the constituent 7 (547 g/mol) which concentration was at 2.9 area %.

Therefore, the assessment of the seven constituents of Laromer PO 33F (EC 601-566-7) was used for the hydrolysis.

According to Kollig et al. (1993), Boethling & Mackay (2000) and Harris (1990) the seven mentioned above constituents are generally resistant to hydrolysis because they do not contain any labile functional groups. Therefore, it can be concluded, that the hydrolysis is not expected for the Laromer PO 33F (EC 601-566-7).