Registration Dossier

Environmental fate & pathways

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Stability:

Hydrolysis studies were not conducted and met the criteria for data waiver. This is because the registered substance is produced, supplied and marketed in the presence of mineral oil solvent. Removal of this solvent is expected to cause a change in the equilibrium of the chemical structure of the benzenesulfonic acid and the associated salts resulting in a degradation of the chemical structure to a structure that is not representative of the substance being placed on the market in the EU. It is, in consequence, not possible to undertake any study of the registered substance in the absence of the solvent. This is further compounded by the fact that the presence of the solvent changes the physical state of the registered substance from solid to liquid and will therefore have a considerable effect on the result of any test conducted on the substance in solvent.

Biodegradation:

Biodegradation in water screening tests were performed on analog and structurally similar substances. These include studies performed according to OECD Guidelines 301D, 301F and 301B. None of these available studies showed ready biodegradation after 28-days.

Transport and Distribution:

The soil adsorption coefficient of benzenesulfonic acid, di-C10-14-alkyl derivs., sodium salts was determined by the computer program KOCWIN v2.00 (EPIWIN software v4.11) by US-EPA (ATL, 2017). The EPIWIN estimates the organic carbon-normalized adsorption coefficient for soil (and for sediment), which is designated as Koc. Two different models are used for this estimation: the Sabljic molecular connectivity (MCI) method as well as with the traditional method which is based on logPow. The traditional method gives a logKoc of 5.793 and the MCI method reveals a comparable value of 7.101 as result. The MCI method is taken more seriously into account due to the fact, that it includes improved correction factors.

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