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Propionic acid is readily biodegradable (according to OECD criteria).

Rate constants:

 

Degradation rate in water: 4.7*10-2[d-1]1

Degradation rate in soil: 2.31*10-2 [d-1]2

Degradation rate in sediment: 2.31*10-3 [d-1]3

Degradation rate in air: 0.060 [d-1]4

 

1According to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 [European Communities 2006], RIP 3.2-2, Chapter R.16, table R.16-7, page 41

2Calculated according to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 [European Communities 2006], RIP 3.2-2, Chapter R.16, equitation R.16-20, page 43

3Calculated according to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 [European Communities 2006], RIP 3.2-2, Chapter R.16, equitation R.16-19, page 43

4Calculated from atmospheric half-life estimated by AOPWIN v1.92