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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The ready biodegradability of ethyl methyl carbonate was determined in GLP-study following a method very similar to OECD guideline 301C. 

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Under the conditions of the study, 98% biodegradation was achieved after 28 days (passing 60% within 10 days after reaching 10%). Ethyl methyl carbonate can be considered to be readily biodegradable.