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Environmental fate & pathways

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After emission or evaporation to air the product is expected to be rapidly degraded by photochemical processes. In water, n-butyl methacrylate is readily biodegradable. In contrast, abiotic degradation by hydrolysis is not expected to play a major role – the substance is stable at pH 4 and 7 and hydrolyses slowly at pH 9.

Available data indicate, that n-BMA is not persistent in the environment.