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Abiotic degradation

Ethanol, 2,2’-[[3-[2-hydroxyethyl]amino]propyl]iminobis-, N-alkyl derivatives have short predicted half-lives in air but because there are no important releases into the atmosphere and volatilisation is expected to be negligible, this removal mechanism is thought to be of low relevance

Ethanol, 2,2’-[[3-[2-hydroxyethyl]amino]propyl]iminobis-, N-alkyl derivatives do not contain hydrolysable covalent bonds. Chemical cleavage of a carbon-nitrogen bond under environmental conditions is only possible with a carbonyl group adjacent to the nitrogen atom. Degradation ofethanol, 2,2’-[[3-[2-hydroxyethyl]amino]propyl]iminobis-, N-alkyl derivatives through hydrolysis is therefore not considered.

Direct photolysis of ethanol, 2,2’-[[3-[2-hydroxyethyl]amino]propyl]iminobis-, N-alkyl derivatives in air/water/soil will not occur, because it does not absorb UV radiation above 290 nm. Photo transformation in air/water/soil is therefore assumed to be negligible.