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Phototransformation in air

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Phototransformation in air is not relevant due to low vapour pressure (< 0.001 Pa).

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No experimental studies investigating the phototransformation in air offatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated, tetraesters with pentaerythritol (CAS 68604-44-4)are available. Results from AOPWIN v1.92 indicate that the substance is susceptible to indirect photodegradation in air (Hopp, 2011). The estimated half-life for the reaction with OH-radicals is in the range of 1.15 – 4.7 h (24 h day; OH-concentration: 0.5E+06 OH/cm³). However, this is not expected to be a relevant environmental fate process, since the substance is not expected to be present in the atmosphere based on the low estimated vapour pressure under ambient conditions (< 0.001 Paat 20 °C). As this study is not a standard information requirement in REACh and there is no indication from the Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA) on the need to investigate further the fate and behaviour of the substance (Annex X requirement), no further testing is considered necessary for the substance.