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ABIOTIC DEGRADATION IN AIR

DIRECT PHOTOLYSIS in air

Tetragylme does not absorb light >290 nm (ozone band) and therefore a direct photolysis in air will not occur.

INDIRECT PHOTOLYSIS in air

OH radical induced indirect photolysis of Tetraglyme can be estimated with US EPA AOPWIN Program estimating low degradation half-life of 0.2 days (12-hr day, 1.5E6 OH/cm3).

 

ABIOTIC DEGRADATION IN WATER


HYDROLYSIS

The ether function of Tetraglyme can only be cleaved under very acidic conditions. Under environmental conditions (pH 4 - 9) cleaveage is unlikly. This was confirmed by a hydrolysis test according to OECD 111 at pH 4, 7 and 9 (Read across from Diglyme). No transformation was observed after 5 days at 50 deg. C. Diglyme is registered under REACH with the Registration No. 01-2119485900-34-0000.

 

DIRECT PHOTOLYSIS in water

Tetragylme does not absorb light >290 nm (ozone band) and therefore a direct photolysis in water will not occur.

INDIRECT PHOTOLYSIS in water

OH radical induced indirect photolysis of Tetraglyme can be estimated with US EPA AOPWIN Program estimating low degradation half-life of 0.2 days (12-hr day, 1.5E6 OH/cm3).

Therefore Tetraglyme may also be degraded in water by indirect photolysis if sufficent OH radicals were available.

 

ABIOTIC DEGRADATION IN SOIL

 

DIRECT PHOTOLYSIS in soil

Tetragylme does not absorb light >290 nm (ozone band) and therefore a direct photolysis on soil surface will not occur.

INDIRECT PHOTOLYSIS in soil

OH radical induced indirect photolysis of Tetraglyme can be estimated with US EPA AOPWIN Program estimating low degradation half-life of 0.2 days (12-hr day, 1.5E6 OH/cm3).

Therefore Tetraglyme may also be degraded in soil by indirect photolysis if sufficent OH radicals were available. Due to the low sorption of Tetraglyme to sewage sludge exposure of soil can be neglected. Therefore this fate process plays a minor role only.