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Abiotic degradation

Abiotic degradation is considered to be of limited relevance for the environmental fate of amides, C12-18 (even-numbered) and C18-unsatd., N-hydroxyethyl as the substance is readily biodegradable.

Biotic degradation

Amides, C12-18 (even-numbered) and C18-unsatd., N-hydroxyethyl is readily biodegradable as shown in an independent screening study according to OECD guideline 301. Structurally similar amides, C8-18 (even numbered) and C18-unsatd., N-(hydroxyethyl) has also be shown to be readily biodegradable in a guideline-compliant screening study. Biodegradation under aerobic conditions is therefore considered to be the most relevant fate process in the aquatic and terrestrial environments.