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The aerobic biodegradation of bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate was estimated by BIOWIN v. 4.10. Bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate is estimated to be readily biodegradable in a standard MITI test (OECD test guideline 301C). The mineralisation is estimated to take days to weeks and the primary degradation occurs within a timeframe of days. Test results on biodegradation are not available. The calculated result can be used for classification and risk assessment.

Water, soil and sediment simulation testing is not required because bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate is readily biodegradable (Annex IX point 9.2.1.2, 3 and 4 column 2).

A bioaccumulation study is not required because the bioaccumulation potential of bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate is regarded to be low (Annex IX point 9.3.2 column 2).

Hydrolysis testing is not required because bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate is readily biodegradable (Annex VIII point 9.2.2.1 column 2).

Adsorption / desorption testing is not required because bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate and its degradation products decompose rapidly (Annex VIII point 9.3.1 column 2).