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Phototransformation in air

After evaporation or exposure to air, valeryl chloride and its hydrolysis product valeric acid 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 the estimate for valeryl chloride may be of low relevance.


In contact with water valeryl chloride will hydrolyse rapidly.

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