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Abiotic degradation

The results of study about hydrolytic degradation ofBDPas a function of pH indicatethat BDPis stable in water at pH 4, 7 and 9 at 25ºC, with a half-lifemore thanone year.

Biotic degradation

Results from amodified MITItestonready biodegradability indicate that BDP is not readily biodegradable.

Table9:Degradation rates

Degradation rate in water:

t1/2(pH 4, 7, 9): > 1 yr at

Degradation rate in sediment:

Data waiving, see statement under.1.3

Degradation rate in soil:

Data waiving, see statement under

Degradation rate in air:

Not relevant