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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The biodegradation of the test material in water is reported to be readily biodegradable.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

The biodegradation of the test material in water has been addressed on a weight of evidence basis.

The first source is a company material safety data sheet by Sigma Aldrich (2012). The test material was reported to be readily biodegradable under aerobic conditions with a degradation of > 70 %. Information regarding the methodology followed was not included in the abstract. The second source is a QSAR prediction (EPISuite) using the model BOWIN v4.10, which has not been validated for this chemical. EPISuite predicted that the test material is readily biodegradable. Both sources have been assigned a reliability score of 4, according the principles for assessing data quality as set out in Klimisch (1977).