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Imidazole is readily biodegradable (according to OECD criteria).

The rate constant are as follows:

Degradation rate in water:       4.7*10 -2   [d-1]1

Degradation rate in soil:         0.28 - 0.38  [d-1]2

Degradation rate in sediment: 2.31*10 -3 [d-1]3

Degradation rate in air:           1.56    [d-1]4

1 According to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 [European Communities 2006], RIP 3.2-2, Chapter R.16, table R.16-7, page 41

2 Determined in an OECD guideline 307 Aerobic and anaerobic transformation study in soil

3 Calculated according to  Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 [European Communities 2006], RIP 3.2-2, Chapter R.16, equitation R.16-19, page 43

4 Calculated from atmospheric half-life estimated by AOPWIN v1.92 (see chapter 4.1.1.2.1)

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