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Phototransformation in air

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Rate constant: 20.4 E-12 cm3/molecule-sec 
Degradation: 50% after 6.3 hours (0.52 days)

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Alcohols, C11 -14 -iso, C13 -rich has the potential to degrade in the atmosphere from hydroxyl radical attack and photodegradation can be a predominant daylight atmospheric degradation process for this substance. The photodegradation half-life of this substance as mediated by OH-attack is estimated as 0.52 days or 6.3 hours based on a 12-hour sunlight day. The half-life is calculated for a 12 -hr day because it normalizes degradation to standard day-light period during which hydroxyl radicals needed for degradation are generated.