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HMDTMP and its salts are not hydrolytically unstable under ambient conditions.

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The requirement to test the substance for hydrolysis was waived as the substance is not susceptible to hydrolytic degradation.

This is supported by read-across results for the related acid from dark and sterile controls, in which no degradation (as production of orthophosphate) was observed over a time period of 17 days under ambient conditions in water (Saeger, 1979).

Nowack (2003) remarks that degradation of amine-containing phosphonates is negligible in metal ion-free oxygenated solutions; the presence of metal ions increases the rate of degradation to approximately 1% per day. The degradation is also negligible in the absence of dissolved oxygen indicating that redox reactions play a role.