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Considering the low water solubility (0.004 mg/L) and negligible volatilization potential (vapour pressure 0.008 Pa) of methyl palmitate (CAS No. 112-39-0), in combination with its potential for adsorption to solid particles (log Koc 4.1-4.9), if released into the environment the substance will tend to be mainly distributed in the soil and sediment compartments. Nevertheless, due to its ready biodegradability, persistence of the substance in these compartments is not expected.