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EC number: 231-717-9
CAS number: 7699-43-6
As soon as zirconium dichloride oxide will come into contact with water
it will dissolve and hydrolyse under the release of hydrogen chloride
(O'Connor and Woolley, 2010). Under natural conditions however a
significant buffering capacity will exist and hence the hydrogen
released will be absorbed; a decrease in pH is therefore not expected.
The hydrolysis of zirconium dichloride oxide will thus continue and this
immediate hydrolysis will form zirconium dioxide which has an extremely
low water solubility and will precipitate out of the solution.
Zirconium dichloride oxide as well as its final hydrolysis product
zirconium dioxide are inorganic compounds and therefore not subject to
Under environmental conditions it is expected that instantaneous
hydrolysis of zirconium dichloride oxide will occur with the formation
of zirconium dioxide or other insoluble zirconium complexes. Therefore,
the substance will not reach high concentrations in the aquatic
environment, hence bioavailability to and bioaccumulation in aquatic
organisms can be regarded as negligible.
Transport and distribution
Adsorption of zirconium compounds (as such) to particles of suspended
matter, sediment, or soil, is not expected to occur. It is rather the
zirconium cation (or potentially other cationic zirconium species) that
will adsorb to particulate matter. Therefore, the assessment of the
potential for adsorption and the derivation of adsorption coefficients
is element-based (not substance-based). Based on the derived Kp values,
zirconium can be concluded to strongly adsorb to particulate matter.
Therefore, its environmental distribution will be mainly to sediment and
soil, depending on the emission pathway under consideration. For
adsorption to occur however, zirconium has to end up in the aqueous
phase of the environmental compartment under consideration (water
column, or pore water in sediment/soil).
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