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Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

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2,3,6-trimethylphenol is acute harmful to green algae.

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The effect of 2,3,6-trimethylphenol on green algae was investigated in an OECD guideline 201 study.Desmodesmus subspicatuswas exposed to the substance for 72 hours. At test termination an EC50 > 19 mg/l was determined (BASF AG, 1987).