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The Adsorption Coefficient of test substance 3-methoxyacetophenone(CAS No.586-37-8) was determined as per the HPLC method (OECD Guideline-121). The Log Koc value was determined to be 1.437 at 25°C. Thus based on the result it is concluded that the test substance 3-methoxyacetophenone has a negligible sorption to soil and sediment and therefore has rapid migration potential to ground water.

Additional information

The adsorption coefficient Koc in soil and in sewage sludge of test chemical was determined by the Reverse Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatographic method according to OECD Guideline No. 121 for testing of Chemicals. The solutions of the test substance and reference substances were prepared in appropriate solvents. A test item solution was prepared by accurately weighing 50mg of test item and diluted with methanol up to 100ml. Thus, the test solution concentration was 500mg/l. The pH of test substance was 6.05. Each of the reference substance and test substance were analysed by HPLC at 210 nm. After equilibration of the HPLC system, Urea was injected first, the reference substances were injected in duplicate, followed by the test chemical solution in duplicate. Reference substances were injected again after test sample, no change in retention time of reference substances was observed. Retention time tR were measured, averaged and the decimal logarithms of the capacity factors k were calculated. The graph was plotted between log Koc versus log k(Annex - 2).The linear regression parameter of the relationship log Koc vs log k were also calculated from the data obtained with calibration samples and therewith, log Koc of the test substance was determined from its measured capacity factor. The reference substances were Toluene, Xylene, Ethylbenzene, Naphthalene, phenanthrene, DDT, having Koc value ranging from 2.369 to 5.63.The Log Koc value of test chemical was determined to be 01.437 ± 0.008 at 25°C.This log Koc value indicates that the substance has a negligible sorption to soil and sediment and therefore have rapid migration potential to ground water.