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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

Ready biodegradability CO2 evolution test: (OECD guideline 301 B): Readily biodegradable; 97.08 % degradation within 28 days.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

Ready biodegradability CO2 evolution test (maleic acid): The key study is a recent study (2010), performed according to current guidelines. Maleic acid was found to be readily biodegradable.