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Administrative data

Endpoint:
other distribution data
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Publication which meets basic scientific principles. Data used in peer reviewed BUA report

Data source

Referenceopen allclose all

Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Environmental fate and effects of ethylene oxide
Author:
Conway RA et al.
Year:
1983
Bibliographic source:
Environ Sci Technol 17: 107-112
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Ethylene oxide, CAS No. 75-21-8, BUA report No. 141
Author:
BUA
Year:
1993
Bibliographic source:
GDCh-Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance, S. Hirzel Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Measurement of ethylene oxide volatilisation from thoroughly agitated water
GLP compliance:
not specified
Media:
water - air

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Ethylene oxide
EC Number:
200-849-9
EC Name:
Ethylene oxide
Cas Number:
75-21-8
Molecular formula:
C2H4O
IUPAC Name:
oxirane
Details on test material:
- Name of test material (as cited in study report): ethylene oxide

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

The half life for volatilisation of ethylene oxide from thoroughly agitated water is about 45 minutes at 22 °C and a wind speed of 5 m/s. Without wind the half-life was determined to be about 1 hour.

Applicant's summary and conclusion