Registration Dossier

Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

The testing of abiotic degradation is not required as the substance is readily biodegradable.

Additional information

Abiotic degradation in water, soil, sediment and air is not expected to occur because of the chemical structures of AE homologues. Neither hydrolysis under normal environmental conditions (pH range from 4 to 9) nor photolysis in the atmosphere, in water, or when absorbed to soil and sediment surfaces, is to be considered (HERA, 2009).