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Environmental fate & pathways

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Trichloro(propyl)silane hydrolyses very rapidly to propylsilanetriol and hydrochloric acid. Biodegradation is not relevant for hydrochloric acid being inorganic. Propylsilanetriol is not expected to undergo any significant biodegradation, and is predicted to have low Henry’s Law constant and low log Kow/log Koc. Distribution modelling for STP indicates that water is the main compartment to which it is expected to partition in a sewage treatment plant. Water is also likely to be the main compartment to which propylsilanetriol will partition in the wider environment.

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Table: Degradation rates

Degradation rate in water:

Hydrolysis half-life: <1 minute at pH 7 and 1.5°C, for removal of parent. No significant biodegradation of silanol hydrolysis product expected.

Degradation rate in sediment:

No significant biodegradation of silanol hydrolysis product expected.

Degradation rate in soil:

No significant biodegradation of silanol hydrolysis product expected.

Degradation rate in air:

Half-life for reaction with hydroxyl radicals in air: 6.2 days for parent; 1.2 days for silanol hydrolysis product (predicted).