Registration Dossier

Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

The substance is not readily biodegradable, however, possesses the potential for inherent, primary biodegradability.

Additional information

The biodegradation potential of the substance was evaluated in studies conducted according to OECD Guideline 301A, OECD Guideline 302B and studies evaluating BOD5 and COD as per the ISO guidelines. Studies evaluating ready biodegradability (i.e. conducted according to OECD 301A and BOD5/COD ratio obtained), clearly indicated that the substance is not readily biodegradable. However, the substance underwent degradation upto 55.2 % in a modified Zahn-Wellens test conducted according to OECD guideline 302B, thus indicating potential for inherent, primary biodegradability.