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In context of phototransformation in air of N-Methylethanolamine no experimental data are available. An EPIWIN calculation was performed by Chemservice S.A. in 2010 to predict the half-life in air. This estimation indicates a rapid degradation of the substance when potentially entering the atmosphere. It is not expected that N-Methylethanolamine will accumulate in the air or be transported in the gaseous phase over long distances. Hence, air won´t be an environmental compartment of concern for the compound.

For phototransformation in water as well as in soil no information are available. These types of phototransformation are not expected to significantly contribute to the fate of N-Methylethanolamine in the environment studies would be scientifically unjustified.

N-Methylethanolamine is not expected to undergo hydrolysis under environmental conditions. The substance lacks functional groups where this process would be relevant.