Registration Dossier

Environmental fate & pathways

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The test substance is a simple monosaccharide and is readily biodegradable in the environment. It has low values for vapour pressure (4.9E-05 Pa), Henry's Law constant (1.295E-08 Pa m3/mol), and LogKow (-2.91).

If released to air, it is expected to partition to water and soil. Vapour-phase substance will be quickly degraded in the atmosphere by reaction with photochemically-produced hydroxyl radicals. Particulate-phase substance will be removed from the atmosphere by wet and dry deposition. If released to soil, it is expected to have high mobility based on an estimated LogKow, but it is also expected to rapidly biodegrade in soil. Volatilisation from moist soil surfaces is not expected to be an important fate process. If released into water, the test substance is not expected to adsorb to suspended solids and sediment in the water column based upon the estimated LogKow. It is expected to rapidly biodegrade in water. Volatilisation from water surfaces is not expected to be an important fate process based on the Henry's Law constant.