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dermal absorption, other
Mathematical simulation
Type of information:
calculation (if not (Q)SAR)
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
study well documented, meets generally accepted scientific principles, acceptable for assessment
other: REACH Guidance on QSARs R.6
Principles of method if other than guideline:
IH SkinPerm mathematical tool for estimating dermal absorption
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Canonical SMILES
Time point:
8 h
1000 mg/h (deposition)
0 %

Description of key information

No data on toxicokinetics, metabolism and distribution are available for tert-dodecyl polysulphide (TPS). Based on its physicochemical properties, TPS 32 is expected to be well absorbed by the respiratory and gastro-intestinal tracts; Limited absorption is expected through the skin.

The assessment of the toxicokinetics of TPS 32 is based on the available toxicological data and the physicochemical properties of TPS 32 as suggested by the REACH Guidance Chapter R.7c:

Molecular weight: 435 g/mole 

Vapour pressure: 0.000417 Pa @ 20°C

Water solubility: 2.6 10e-4 mg/L at 20°C 

Partition coefficient log Kow = > 12


Oral route

TPS 32 is a highly lipophilic substance (log Kow >12 and very low water solubility), its absorption may be limited by its inability to dissolve into GI fluids and hence make contact with the mucosal surface. However, as any highly lipophilic and poorly soluble in water compounds, TPS 32 may be taken up by micellular solubilisation.

Inhalation route

TPS 32 is a substance with a low volatility, its vapour pressure is 4.17 10e-4 Pa at 20°C and its boiling point is 193.7°C at 100 kPa. As any highly lipophilic and poorly soluble in water compounds, TPS 32 may be taken up by micellular solubilisation.

Dermal absorption

The substance must be sufficiently soluble in water to partition from the stratum corneum into the epidermis. Therefore if the water solubility is below 1 mg/l, dermal uptake is likely to be low. Above a logP of 6, the rate of transfer between the stratum corneum and the epidermis will be slow and will limit absorption across the skin. Uptake into the stratum corneum itself may be slow.

The rate of absorption was estimated using the IH SkinPerm model using a Kp derived from the EPI Dermwin model. For a skin deposition of 1000 mg/h four 8 h, TPS is virtually not absorbed.

Therefore, according to the REACH Guidance, a default value of 10% skin absorption will be used for TPS 32.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Bioaccumulation potential:
no bioaccumulation potential
Absorption rate - oral (%):
Absorption rate - dermal (%):
Absorption rate - inhalation (%):

Additional information