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Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Additional information

Abiotic degradation

Abiotic degradation by hydrolysis is not relevant for the constituents of ‘Paraffin waxes (Fischer–Tropsch), full-range, C15–C50 branched and linear’ since they lack functional groups susceptible to reaction with water. Similarly, the absence of chromophores which absorb UV or visible radiation means that direct phototransformation in air, water and soil are not expected to be significant removal processes for the substance. Indirect photolysis resulting from gas-phase reaction with photochemically-produced hydroxyl radicals may occur.

Biotic degradation

There are no measured biodegradability data for the substance 'Paraffin waxes (Fischer-Tropsch), full-range, C15-50 - branched and linear'. However measured data was available for a number of related substances. These results indicate that 'Paraffin waxes (Fischer-Tropsch), full-range, C15-50 - branched and linear' is not expected to be readily biodegradable, but is likely to be inherently biodegradable.