Rayne S1, Forest K2.
J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2016;51(6):509-13. doi: 10.1080/10934529.2015.1128749. Epub 2016 Feb 18.The SPARC software program was used to estimate the acid-catalyzed, neutral, and base-catalyzed hydrolysis rate constants for the polymeric brominated flame retardants BC-58 and FR-1025. Relatively rapid hydrolysis of BC-58, producing 2,4,6-tribromophenol-and ultimately tetrabromobisphenol A-as the hydrolytically stable end products from all potential hydrolysis reactions, is expected in both environmental and biological systems with starting material hydrolytic half-lives (t(1/2,hydr)) ranging from less than 1 h in marine systems, several hours in cellular environments, and up to several weeks in slightly acid fresh waters. Read More