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Sodium chlorate in aqueous solutions is known for its chemical stability under environmental conditions (hydrolytic stable) (Urbanski 1998).

Based on the chemical structure it is expected that sodium chlorate is resistant to hydrolysis. Due to its chemical structure, sodium chlorate is considered as stable in sterile water whatever the pH is. There are no relevant metabolites, degradation or reaction products that necessitate studies to answer this point.

Furthermore sodium chlorate is rapidly biodegradable.

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