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Adsorption to solid soil phase is not expected.

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In soil, the tetrahydrofuran - boron trifluoride complex reacts readily with the moisture to form tetrahydrofuran and boron trifluoride dihydrate. Tetrahydrofuran has a logKow of 0.45, indicating low adsorption potential, also supported by QSAR estimation. Boron trifluoride dihydrate, as well as its further hydrolysis products (e.g. boric acid, fluoroborates), is inorganic and has no cationic properties. Adsorption to the solid soil phase is therefore unlikely for all hydrolysis products.