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Parent compound: In contact with water, the substance will hydrolyse rapidly (t1/2 < 9.5 h) (BASF AG, 2006; Report No. 06E02795).

Hydrolysis product: Stearic acid: According to structural properties hydrolysis is not expected.

In air, stearic chloride is expected to be photodegraded by OH-radicals with a half-life of 15.9 h (BASF SE, 2009).This estimation refers to dry air. In mist, rain, droplets and aerosols hydrolysis will be the major fate process in air due to the short half-life in aqueous solutions.

Hydrolysis product: Stearic acid: A half-life of 17.1 h was calculated for the degradation in the atmosphere by OH-radicals (BASF SE, 2009).

No data are available on phototransformation in water or in soil.