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Fatty acids, C16, C18 and C18-unsaturated, C12-15 alcohol (linear and branched), esters is characterized by extremely low water solubility (< 6.57 µg/L at 20 °C, pH 6.3, OECD 195), very low, estimated vapour pressure (< 0.00001 Pa, 20 °C, SPARC v4.6) and a high estimated log Koc (> 5.0, KOCWIN v2.00). Therefore, sediment and soil are expected to be the main compartment for environmental distribution. However, due to its ready biodegradability (89.9% in 28 d, OECD 301 B), the substance is expected to be rapidly degraded by microorganisms in aquatic and terrestrial environments including biological sewage treatment plants and is therefore not expected to persist in the environment.