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No measured photodegradation data is available for butylglycol acetate. The calculated Rate constant (for indirect photolysis) of 2 -butoxyethyl acetate is : 21.2 E-12 cm³/(molecule*sec) with a resultant predicted atmospheric half life of 6 hours. An alternative calculation method led to a predicted rate constant of 19.5 E-12 cm3/(molecule*sec).

Degradation by hydrolysis at neutral pH is predicted to proceed at a negligible rate. The substance is in any case readily biodegradable under such conditions.