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Environmental fate & pathways

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Phototransformation in air

Parent compound valeryl chloride and hydrolysis product valeric acid:

After evaporation or exposure to air, the substance will be slowly degraded by photochemical processes.

This estimation refers to dry air. In mist, rain, droplets and aerosols, hydrolysis will be the major fate process of the acid chloride due to the short half-life in aqueous solution. Therefore this estimate may be of low relevance.

Hydrolysis

Parent compound valeryl chloride is determined to hydrolyse rapidly to valeric acid and HCL.

Hydrolysis product valeric acid: In accordance with column 2 of REACH Annex VII, the study does not need to be performed if the substance is readily biodegradable or inorganic. Valeryl chloride hydrolyses rapidly and forms valeric acid and HCl. Valeric acid is readily biodegradable, while HCl is inorganic.

Biodegradation

As the parent compound hydrolyses in water within 10 minutes the assessment of the biodegradability relates to the valeric acid. The hydrolysis product turned out to be readily biodegradable.

Bioaccumulation

Parent compound valeryl chloride and hydrolysis product valeric acid: Significant accumulation in organisms is not to be expected.

However, the assessment of the bioaccumulation potential of the parent compound may be of low relevance due to the rapid hydrolysis of the acid chloride in aqueous solutions.

Adsorption / desorption

Parent compound valeryl chloride and hydrolysis product valeric acid: Adsorption to solid soil phase is not expected.

However, the assessment of the adsorption potential of the parent compound may be of low relevance due to the rapid hydrolysis of the acid chloride in aqueous solutions.

Henry`s Law constant

Parent compound valeryl chloride From the water surface, the substance will rapidly evaporate into the atmosphere.

Hydrolysis product valeric acid From the water surface, the substance will not evaporate into the atmosphere.

However, the assessment of the volatility of the parent compound may be of low relevance due to the rapid hydrolysis of the acid chloride in aqueous solutions

Distribution modelling

Parent compound valeryl chloride: Over time, the substance will preferentially distribute into the compartments air (93.5%) and water (6.5%).

However, the model estimation is of low relevance due to the rapid hydrolysis of the acid chloride in aqueous solutions.

Hydrolysis product valeric acid: Over time, the substance will preferentially distribute into the compartments water (93.3%) and air (6.36%).