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Stability

In the atmosphere a half-life of 2.9 days for adipic acid is estimated due to indirect photolysis with hydroxyl radicals. Hydrolysis of adipic acid is not expected, due to the lack of funtional hydrolysable groups.

Biodegradation

Adipic acid is readily and inherently biodegradable.

Bioaccumulation

The calculated BCF values indicates that adipic acid has no potential on bioaccumulation in aquatic organisms.

Adsorption / desorption

Based on calculations the adsorption coefficient for adipic acid ranged from 2.4 to 21.5, indicating a low adsorption potential.

Henry's Law constant

The calculated Henry's law constant of 0.0616 Pa*m³/mol at 25°C indicates that the compound has a low potential for volatilization from surface waters.

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