publication . Article . 2009

Assessment of the environmental risk of long chain alcohols (LCOH)

Belanger, Scott; Sanderson, Hans; Fisk, Peter; Schaefers, Christoph; Mudge, Steve; Willing, Andreas; Kasai, Yutaka; Nielsen, Allen; Dyer, Scott; Toy, Robin;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
Udgivelsesdato: 4/5-09 An environmental assessment of long-chain alcohols (LCOH) has recently been conducted under the OECD SIDS High Production Volume (HPV) Program via the Global International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) Aliphatic Alcohols Consortium. LCOH are used primarily as intermediates, as a precursor to alcohol-based surfactants and as alcohol per se in a wide variety of consumer product applications. Global production volume is approximately 1.58 million metric tonnes. The OECD HPV assessment covers linear to slightly branched LCOH ranging from 6 to 22 alkyl carbons (C). LCOH biodegrade exceptionally rapidly in the environment (half-lives o...
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