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Abiotic degradation

Due to the low water solubility, the study on hydrolysis was technically not feasible.

Although the substance contains a functional group which could hydrolyse hydrolysis and formation of degradation products is expected to be negligible.

Biodegradation

The substance is not readily biodegradable.

Bioaccumulation

Significant accumulation in organisms is not to be expected.

Transport and distribution

Adsorption to solid soil phase is expected.

Analytical measurements can reveal that the impurity 4 -nonylphenol (CAS 104 -40 -5) is present in concentrations of > 0.1% depending on the analysed batch. This substance was included on the candidate list of substances of very high concern for Authorisation in 2012 (decision number ED/169/2012). However, based on the available data on CAS 126019 -82 -7 no adverse effects could be observed. The substance is used as additive in low concentrations. Therefore, the emissions of the substance are very low and estimated to be correspondingly lower (ca 1000 times) for this impurity. The risk for the environment is expected to be low.