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The sorption capacity of m-cresol was investigated in batch equilibrium experiments yielding in a Koc value of 35 for a clay loam. This value indicates a low potential for adsorption of m-cresol.

An experimentally determined Henry's law constant of 0.087 Pa m3/mol at 25°C for m-cresol is available indicationg a low volatility from aqueous solution of the substance.

The distribution of m-cresol in a ”unit world” was calculated according to the Mackay fugacity model level I based on its physico-chemical properties. The main target compartment for m-cresol is water with 96.3 %, followed by air with 2 %, soil and sediment each with 0.7 %.