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EC number: 200-820-0
CAS number: 74-89-5
Considering the hydrolytic stability of the
test substance, it should not be expected that hydrolytic processes will
contribute to its degradation in the environment.
In the atmosphere Monomethylamine is expected to be indirectly
photodegraded with a half life of 17 hours (EPISuite v3.20).
Photodegradation tests in water and soil is no requirement under REACH.
Hydrolysis is not expected under environmental conditions.
In laboratory tests ready biodegradability under aerobic conditions
was demonstrated for Monomethylamine. Additionally, according to an
EPIWIN calculation the substance is considered to be readily
biodegradable under aerobic as well as under anaerobic conditions.
Monomethylamine has a very low
potential for bioaccumulation in aquatic organisms.
Adsorption / Desorption:
In 1991 van Oepen et al. investigated
the adsorption of monomethylamine in the media water – soil and stated
that the substance does not absorb into soil in detectable amounts.
Wang and Lee (1993) determined the
adsorption coefficients for three different substrates (Montmorillonite,
Kaolinite, and marine sediment) in a batch-equilibrium experiment.
Adsorption of amines by montmorillonite and kaolinite is consistent with
control by electrostatic attraction as well as by van der Waals forces.
Adsorption of amines could be an important control on the distribution
of these organic compounds in sediment porewaters. Adsorption of amines
by both clays and FP sediment was essentially a reversible process. The
adsorption coefficients for each of the substrates are given as 7.0 mL/g
(Montmorillonite), < 1mL/g (Kaolinite), and 3.5 mL/g (marine sediment),
The years before the same authors
published an article about the distribution and adsorption of aliphatic
amines in marine and lacustrine sediments. They found that methylated
amines can be adsorbed onto marine sediments with adsorption
coefficients ranging from 2.4 - 4.7. Salinity significantly reduces the
adsorption of amines onto freshwater sediments. Removal of amines from
unpoisoned seawater can occur by bacterial uptake (incorporation plus
respiration) as well as by adsorption to solids. The overall recovery
using [14C]-radiolabelled monomethylamine was greater than 95 %.
Additionally, a calculation of the Kocand
logKocvalue for monomethylamine was performed with the help
of the US-EPA computer program EPISuite v3.20 in 2000. As result a Kocof
8.098 and a logKocof 0.9084 are given, respectively.
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