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In contact with water ethyl vinyl ether will hydrolyse rapidly under acidic condidtions. 

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Under acidic conditions ethyl vinyl ether hydrolyses rapidly as shown in a GLP test according to OECD guideline 111 (BASF 2010). At pH4 and at 20°C the half-life was estimated to be 0.59 hour while at the same temperature and a neutral pH of 7 a half-life of 32.9 h was measured. At pH9 and at 50°C the half-life increased significantly upon ca.70 days. As only product of hydrolysis acetaldehyde was measured.