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Hydrolysis is not a relevant pathway due the rapid biodegradability of 2-Butenedioic acid (2E)-, di-C14-16-alkyl esters (CAS 1187576-41-5).

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In accordance with Annex VIII, section, column 2 of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, testing for hydrolysis as a function of pH is not required as all members of the category are highly insoluble in water (water solubility < 0.15 mg/L). In addition, QSAR calculations (HYDROWIN v2.00) also indicate, that in comparison to biodegradation hydrolysis is of less importance for the environmental fate of the members of the category in the environment (DT50 [pH 7] > 274 d).