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Hydrolysis is a common degradation route in the environment, namely the reaction of a substance with water with a net exchange of the X group with a hydroxyl group (-OH) at the reaction centre, such that RX + H2O → ROH + HX. Hydrolysis is often dependent upon pH as the reaction is commonly driven by hydrogen or hydroxide ions. Hydrolysis kinetics are usually determined experimentally and should be used to consider the test type and whether parent or degradation products should be tested.

In the case of this substance, hydrolysis can be considered a negligible degradation pathway due to the chemical structure and functional groups present (carboxylic acid esters, amides, carbamates, phosphoric acid esters, halogenated alkanes and epoxides).