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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Benzyl salicylate attained 93% degradation after 28-days in an OECD 301F ready biodegradation study, thus fulfilling the criteria as 'readily biodegradable'.

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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The Ready biodegradability of Benzyl Salicylate was determined by the Manometric Respiratory Test according to the OECD Guidelines for Testing of Chemicals, Method No. 301 F.

Benzyl salicylate undergoes 93 % biodegradation after 28 days in the test conditions. Biodegradation starts on day 1 and reaches 87 % at the end of the 10 -day window (days 1 to 11).

Thus, Benzyl Salicylate should be regarded as readily biodegradable according to this test.

At the concentration used in the test (100 mg/L), Benzyl Salicylate is not inhibitory to the micro-organisms.