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Phototransformation in air

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After evaporation or exposure to the air, n-Butyl acrylate will be rapidly degraded by photochemical processes.
Calculated half-life for a 24-hr day and 0.5E+06 OH/cm3: 27.96 hr

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There are no experimental data on photodegradation of butyl acrylate. According to Q(SAR) data using SRC AOP v1.92, BA will be rapidly degraded by photochemical processes after exposure to the air reacting with the photochemically produced hydroxyl radicals and with ozone (calculated half-life for a 24-hour day and 0.5E06 OH/cm3: 27.96 hours; for a 24-hour day (BASF SE, 2015). Since BA shows a vapour pressure of 5 hPa at 22.2 °C and a Henry's Law constant of 21.9 Pa*m3/mol, slow evaporation from the water surface can be expected. Thus, photodegradation may play a considerable role under environmental conditions.