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Diethyl ether is expected to rapidly degrade in the atmosphere, by hydroxyl radical attack, to form ethyl formate. Hydroxyl attack is also expected to occur in water, though at approximately half the rate (Wallington, T.J. et al, Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 1988, 20, 41 - 49).