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Metal carboxylates such as magnesium 2-ethylhexanoate are substances consisting of a metal cation and a carboxylic acid anion. Based on the solubility of magnesium 2-ethylhexanoate in water (107.4 g/L at 20 °C), a complete dissociation resulting in magnesium ions and 2-ethylhexanoate ions may be assumed under environmental conditions. Magnesium is not (bio)degradable. With 99% degradation over 28 days, 2-ethylhexanoate is readily biodegradable.

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