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Abiotic degradation is not a relevant pathway in the environmental fate of methyl laurate (CAS No. 111-82-0). Since the substance is not likely to be present in the atmosphere (vapour pressure = 0.55 Pa at 25 °C), indirect photolysis of methyl laurate in air is not to be expected. Abiotic hydrolysis is not relevant, since the substance is readily biodegradable and is expected to be eliminated through biodegradation in natural waters.