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Phototransformation in air

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Phototransformation in air is not relevant due to low vapour pressure (< 0.0001 Pa).

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Based on an estimation AOPWIN v1.92 for the main components, fatty acids, C5-10 (linear and branched), tetraesters with pentaerythritol (CAS-No. 68424-31-7) is susceptible to indirect photodegradation in air. The estimated half time for the reaction with OH-radicals is 0.335 – 0.518 days (24 hr day; OH-concentration 0.5E+06 OH/cm. However, indirect photodegradation in air is not a relevant route since the substance is not likely to be present in the atmosphere due to the low vapor pressure (<0.0001Pa). 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 behavior of the substance, no further testing is considered necessary for the substance.