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Environmental fate & pathways

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Amides, C16-C18 (even), N,N'-ethylenebis may enter the environment at the production site and at chemical industries manufacturing the downstream products. In addition the substance may enter into the environment through disposal of consumer products, such as electronics equipment and automobile bumpers. Release to the environment from products is limited, as the majority of the substance is held within the polymer matrix, with only a small amount migrating to the surface (SIDS, 2006). If the substance is exposed to water, it will not evaporate into the atmosphere from the water surface because of its Henry's Law Constant. The substance is stable in water; hydrolysis is not expected to be an important process in the fate of Amides, C16-C18 (even), N,N'-ethylenebis. Due to the results of the Mackay LEVEL III calculation, over time the substance will preferentially distribute into soil and sediment (SIDS, 2006)