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Phototransformation in water

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In a polluted eutrophic Swiss lake containing a dissolved organic matter concentration of 3.1 mg/l, the estimated natural half-life for o-cresol in the top meter as a result of exposure to June sunlight was 11 days.

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Half-life in water:
11 d

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