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Isopropylidenglycerolmethacrylate (IPGMA) was tested for ready biodegradability in the Carbon Dioxide Evolution Test (OECD 301B). The test concentration was 20 mg/L TOC nominal, equiv. to approx. 33 mg/L test substance. Activated sludge from a municipal sewage plant (municipal waste water treatment plant Mannheim, Germany). 40 - 50 % CO2/ThCO2 after an exposure period of 28 days. Isopropylidenglycerolmethacrylate (IPGMA) was not readily biodegradable under the conditions of this test. The required pass level for ready biodegradability within a ten days window was not reached.

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