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Description of key information

Hydrolysis is not considered to be a relevant abiotic degradation process.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Half-life for hydrolysis:
1.3 yr
at the temperature of:
25 °C

Additional information

No experimental studies investigating the abiotic hydrolysis of 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate (CAS 112-15-2) are available. However, in accordance with Annex VIII, column 2, of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, testing is not required since the substance is readily biodegradable. In addition, a supporting QSAR calculation (SPARC v4.5) indicates that hydrolysis is a negligible pathway for the environmental fate of 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate in the environment [DT50 > 24 h (pH 7); Corti, 2021].