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Description of key information

Significant accumulation in organisms is not to be expected.

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Additional information

Methyl chloroformate has an estimated low log Kow of 0.14. Therefore, bioaccumulation is not to be expected. Moreover, methyl chloroformate is rapidly hydrolysed (half-life 10 min, pH 7, 25 °C) to methanol, HCl and CO2. The hydrolysis product methanol has also no significant potential for bioaccumulation (OECD, 2004).