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Biodegradation in soil

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
biodegradation in soil
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Study period:
1991
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Title:
Farm Chemicals Handbook
Author:
Willoughby, O.H.
Year:
1991
Bibliographic source:
Farm Chemicals Handbook, 1991. Willoughby, OH: Meister Publ. Co., 1991., p. C-246

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Handbook data only. No guideline or method indicated.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Test type:
not specified

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
not indicated.
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Details on properties of test surrogate or analogue material (migrated information):
not indicated.
Radiolabelling:
not specified

Study design

Oxygen conditions:
not specified
Soil classification:
not specified
Details on soil characteristics:
not indicated.
Parameter followed for biodegradation estimation:
not specified
Details on experimental conditions:
not indicated.

Results and discussion

Transformation products:
yes
Identity of transformation productsopen allclose all
No.:
#1
Reference
Reference substance name:
Unnamed
IUPAC name:
residual nitrogen
Identifier:
common name
Identity:
residual nitrogen
No.:
#2
Reference
Reference substance name:
Unnamed
IUPAC name:
potassium compounds
Identifier:
common name
Identity:
potassium compounds
Details on transformation products:
The material breaks down in the soil to residual nitrogen and potassium compounds. Its reactivity in the presence of moisture requires that any materials used as extenders or additives must be low in moisture content.
Evaporation of parent compound:
not specified
Volatile metabolites:
not specified
Residues:
not specified
Details on results:
see details on transformation products.
Results with reference substance:
not indicated.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
The material breaks down in the soil to residual nitrogen and potassium compounds. Its reactivity in the presence of moisture requires that any materials used as extenders or additives must be low in moisture content.