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Abiotic degradation in the aquatic environment via hydrolysis is not relevant for 2-ethylhexanoic acid because of lack of hydrolysable functional groups.

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According to Lyman et al. (1990), 2 -ethylhexanoic acid is not expected to undergo hydrolysis in the environment due to the lack of hydrolyzable functional groups. Furthermore, the substance is readily biodegradable and hence no study on hydrolysis as a function of pH is required in accordance with Annex VIII, column 2 from Regulation (EC) 1907/2006.