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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Readily biodegradable

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In a guideline study investigating the ready biodegradability of 2,3,6-trimethylphenol was tested in an DOC Die Away Test Test according to OECD guideline 301A using domestic activated sludge as inoculum. At test termination after 21 days the substance was degraded by 90 - 100 % (BASF AG, 2003). Thus, 2,3,6-trimethylphenol is readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria.