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Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

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Additional information

Phototransformation in air

After evaporation or exposure to air, methyl formate and its hydrolysis product methanol and formic acid will be slowly degraded by photochemical processes.


Parent compound: In contact with water, the substance will hydrolyse slowly. Under alkaline conditions the substance will hydrolyse rapidly.

Hydrolysis product formic acid: The hydrolysis of the formic acid is not expected. In addition, the substance is readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria.

Hydrolysis product methanol: The substance is readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria.