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Environmental fate & pathways

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In water, potassium methanolate rapidly hydrolyses to methanol and potassium hydroxide (OECD, 2002). Therefore, the organic degradation product methanol is considered relevant for the evaluation of the endpoint biodegradation. Potassium hydroxide is not relevant for biodegradation since it is inorganic.
Methanol is considered being readily degradable under both, aerobic and anaerobic conditions in a wide variety of environmental media including fresh- and marine water, sediments and soils, groundwater, aquifer material and industrial wastewater.