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Considering the hydrolytic stability of the test substance, it is not expected that hydrolytic processes will contribute to its degradation in the environment.


Abiotic degradation:
In the atmosphere Dimethylamine is expected to be indirectly photodegraded with a half life of 1.959 hours (Chemservice S.A., 2010). Photodegradation tests in water and soil is no requirement under REACH. Hydrolysis is not expected under environmental conditions.

In laboratory tests ready biodegradability was demonstrated for Dimethylamine in freshwater and marine water. Additionally, according to an EPIWIN calculation the substance is considered to be readily biodegradable.


Dimethylamine has a very low potential for bioaccumulation in aquatic and terrestrial organisms. This conclusion is based on experimental results of a bioaccumulation calculation as well as on outcome of QSAR estimations, which are based on the physical-chemical properties (e.g. logPow value) of the test substance. 

Adsorption / Desorption:

Dimethylamine has only a negligible soil adsorption potential.