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Description of key information

DTPMP and its salts are not hydrolytically unstable under ambient conditions.

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Additional information

The requirement to test the substance for hydrolysis was waived as the substance is not susceptible to hydrolytic degradation.

This is supported by results from dark and sterile controls, in which no degradation (as production of orthophosphate) was observed over time periods of up to 50 days under ambient conditions in water (Schowanek and Verstraete (1991)).

Schowanek and Verstraete (1991) report abiotic degradation half-lives of the order of 30 days in the presence of calcium, magnesium and iron divalent ions. Nowack (2003) remarks that degradation of amine-containing phosphonates is negligible in metal ion-free oxygenated solutions; the presence of metal ions increases the rate of degradation to approximately 1% per day. The degradation is also negligible in the absence of dissolved oxygen indicating that redox reactions play a role.