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According to structural properties, hydrolysis is not expected/probable. 

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Due to the chemical structure of Hydrogenation products of 4-[(4-amino-3-methyl-phenyl)methyl]-2-methyl-aniline (CAS 6864 -37 -5, DMDC) hydrolysis is not likely to occur under environmental conditions based on a lack of funtional groups which may hydrolyse (SIDS Initial Assessment Report For SIAM 13). Therefore, it is concluded that hydrolysis is not an important process in the fate of DMDC.

According to Kollig et al. (1993), Boethling & Mackay (2000) and Harris (1990), the substance is generally resistant to hydrolysis because it does not contain any labile functional groups.