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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

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Significant accumulation in organisms is not to be expected.

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Ethyl chloroformate has an estimated low log Kow of 0.63. Therefore, bioaccumulation is not to be expected. Moreover, ethyl chloroformate is rapidly hydrolysed (half-life = 20 min, pH 7, 25 °C) to ethanol, HCl and CO2. Ethanol has also no significant potential for bioaccumulation (estimated BCF = 3.2) (OECD, 2005).