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This substance can be emitted directly to surface waters as a result of its manufacture and use, and indirectly emitted to water and soil by deposition of atmospheric emissions of the volatile substance. The substance has an octanol-water partition coefficient (log Kow) of 3.71, which indicates a low to moderate potential to partition to organic matter in soils, sediments, and biota. The potential for bioaccumulation in aquatic organisms is expected to be low, due to this low log Kow value and the potential for rapid metabolism/excretion in these organisms. The organic carbon-normalized adsorption coefficient (log Koc) of 2.07 indicates that migration of the substance through soil will be only slightly retarded, and contamination of groundwater via emissions to surface soil is possible. However, this potential is greatly mitigated by the potential for rapid and ultimate biodegradation of this readily biodegradable substance.