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Environmental fate & pathways

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An estimated half-life of more than 1 year at pH 4, 7 and 9 at a temperature of 25°C indicates that the substance is stable to hydrolysis under environmentally relevant conditions. Potential exposure is therefore to the parent material.

Information on phototransformation in air, water and soil is not available. It is not a standard information requirement under REACH and there is no indication from the CSA on the need to investigate further the fate and behaviour of the substance.

Lemonile is considered not to be readily biodegradable based on the strict criteria for this effect, however, it is considered to be inherently biodegradable and not persistent based on 70% degradation being achieved after 56 days in a ready biodegradation test.

Lemonile is not considered to be potentially bioaccumulative based on a log Pow less than 4, for the purpose of classification and labelling according to CLP and for the PBT assessment. Furthermore, BCF estimates ranging from 37 to 105 L/kg indicates the substance is not bioccumulative.

A log Koc value of 3.0 indicates the substance is not highly adsorptive and that soil and sediment are not expected to be the main target compartments for exposure assessment. However, the low to moderate potential to adsorb to organic material suggests some removal from a waste water treatment plant via e.g. sewage sludge, may occur.