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Due to the structural properties, hydrolysis is not expected to be an important fate path.

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According to Lyman et al. (1990), 2 -ethylhexanoic acid is not expected to undergo hydrolysis in the environment due to the lack of hydrolyzable functional groups. Furthermore, the substance is readily biodegradable (official escape clause according to Annex VIII column 2).