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Hydrolysis is not a relevant degradation pathway for the category members Fatty Acids in aquatic environment.

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Significant hydrolysis of the members of the category Fatty Acids is not expected based on the molecular structure (aliphatic and moistly saturated carbon chains). If fatty acids are released into aquatic environment, degradation will be dominated by biological degradation, which is determined to be rapid when in diluted form. Therefore no tests for the determination of hydrolysis as a function of pH have to be conducted.