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4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one has a low octanol/water partition coefficient (Log Kow = -0.09) and is miscible in water. Based on these physico-chemical properties, 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one when released in the environment is expected to mainly partition in water phase. This is also supported by its predicted Log Koc of 3.32 L/kg indicating that 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one is mobile in soil. 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one is readily biodegradable and does not indicate any concern in terms of persistency in the environment. 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one is miscible in water and combined with its low Log Pow, it tends to confirm that 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one is not bioaccumulative.