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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Trimethyl borate rapidly hydrolyzes in water  to methanol which is readily biodegradable.

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Trimethyl borate rapidly hydrolyzes in water with a half-life less than 1 second (0.02 minutes) to form methanol and boric acid. Methanol is readily biodegradable while boric acid is an inorganic compound to which biodegradation is not applicable.