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At a pH value of 4, 7 and 9 the half-life (t½) for this substance at a temperature of 12°C was calculated to be 11, 11 and 13 hours, respectively.

The registered substance, O-(2 -ethylhexyl) O,O-tert-pentyl peroxycarbonate (CAS No. 70833 -40 -8) is believed to be hydrolyzed into two major byproducts:2 -ethylhexanol (CAS no.104 -76 -7) and t-amyl alcohol (CAS no. 75 -85 -4).