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Please be aware that this old REACH registration data factsheet is no longer maintained; it remains frozen as of 19th May 2023.

The new ECHA CHEM database has been released by ECHA, and it now contains all REACH registration data. There are more details on the transition of ECHA's published data to ECHA CHEM here.

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Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Additional information

Available information on the fate of γ-Butyrolactone in the environment indicates that the substance will not persist or bioaccumulate. It is readily biodegradable, undergoes slow to rapid hydrolysis depending on pH, and degrades in the atmosphere through reaction with OH-radicals. If released to soil, it has the potential to rapidly migrate to groundwater.