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Please be aware that this old REACH registration data factsheet is no longer maintained; it remains frozen as of 19th May 2023.

The new ECHA CHEM database has been released by ECHA, and it now contains all REACH registration data. There are more details on the transition of ECHA's published data to ECHA CHEM here.

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Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Additional information

Xylene isomers are expected to degrade by indirect photolysis in air, with an estimated half-life of around 1 day, by reaction with hydroxyl radicals (Atkinson 1985). These data indicate that indirect photolysis is expected to be a significant route of xylene removal from the environment.

The xylene isomers are not expected to undergo hydrolysis in the environment due to a lack of hydrolysable functional groups.