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Environmental fate & pathways

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This substance has no hydrolysable structural features and would be expected to be stable in water. Oxidation would not be expected under normal environmental conditions.

A measured half-life of 30.8 h for photodegradation by hydroxyl radicals in the air is available from a recognised published source.

Hexan-1-ol, and its structural analogues, are readily biodegradable and there is consistent evidence of very rapid biotransformation in aquatic and terrestrial substrates.

In view of the ready biodegradability, no further information on abiotic removal processes is necessary.