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Environmental fate & pathways

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The substance is readily biodegradable attaining 93% after 28-days in a ready biodegradation study, therefore it is not considered to be persistent.

Further biotic degradation testing such as simulation tests in surface water, sediment and soil is waived. Since the substance is readily biodegradable simulation tests will provide little additional information as rapid mineralisation in the environment is already assumed.

Assessment of hydrolytic stability was not performed as the substance is readily biodegradable and as such, according to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, it is unnecessary to investigate hydrolysis as a function of pH.

Information on phototransformation in air, water and soil is not available. It is not a standard information requirement under REACH.

Benzyl salicylate has an estimated BCF of 120 -180 L/kg based on analogy with the structural analogue, Cyclohexyl salicylate, and a predicted value of 311 L/Kg using QSAR. It is, therefore, not considered to be bioaccumulative in the aqueous environment.

A moderate measured log Koc of 3.75 suggests the substance has the potential to adsorb to organic matter such as sewage sludge.