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Tertiary butyl acetate is expected to partition mainly to the atmospheric compartment, with high volatilisation from bodies of water; it is concluded to be inherently biodegradable, not meeting specific ECHA criteria. Based on the results of a pelagic water simulation test, it is considered to have a long experimental half-life in water when forced to remain in the water compartment. However, as discussed above, in the environment it is not expected to remain in the aquatic compartment, but instead is expected to partition to the atmosphere.

The principal mechanism for removal from the environment is expected to be by atmospheric photodegradation.

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