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If released into the environment, 4,4 -sulphonyldiphenol is not expected to significantly adsorb unto soils and sediments based on its low Koc value.

4,4 -sulphonyldiphenol can be readily photodegraded in aqueous solutions under UV light. The process depends primarily on the direct photolysis as a consequence of its absorption of light. The major transformation product was identified to be p-hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid.

From the water surface 4,4-sulphonyldiphenol will slowly evaporate into the atmosphere. In air, the substance is decomposed relatively fast by indirect photolysis (reaction with hydroxyl radicals). The substance is considered as hydrolytically stable and not readily biodegradable.

Although 4,4'-sulphonydiphenol is assessed as not readily biodegradable, there is evidence that the substance can be degraded by microbial populations after acclimatisation. This is confirmed by studies dimostrating high removal of 4,4'-sulphonydiphenol from wastewater treatment plants

The potential of 4,4 -sulphonyldiphenol for bioaccumulation in aquatic/sediment and terrestrial organisms is negligible.