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adsorption / desorption: screening
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the physicochemical properties of the substance indicate that it can be expected to have a low potential for adsorption
Justification for type of information:
The inorganic susbtance is soluble water and in the soluble form will be dissociated. The behaviour in soil will therefore be depending on the counter ions present in the soil and the association of Zr4+ ions to the soild surface. This cannot be predicted from laboratory screening studies. Zirconium in soil is mostly present as insoluble carbonate and oxide; therefore, it will not be mobile in soil. The solubility in soil and its mobility may increase due to the formation of soluble complexes with organic matter in soil, with a lower soil pH potentially facilitating complexation
Reason / purpose for cross-reference:
data waiving: supporting information
water solubility
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
test procedure in accordance with generally accepted scientific standards and described in sufficient detail
Justification for type of information:
In-house data assessment.
equivalent or similar to guideline
OECD Guideline 105 (Water Solubility)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Solubility at range of pH was investigated as has relevance for environmental and toxicological assessments.
GLP compliance:
Type of method:
other: Observations
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Batch number of test material: C-04-3584
Key result
Water solubility:
ca. 1 000 g/L
Conc. based on:
test mat.
20 °C
ca. 1.2
Remarks on result:
completely miscible
pH unadjusted
Water solubility:
> 50 g/L
Conc. based on:
test mat. (total fraction)
20 °C
ca. 1.5
Remarks on result:
other: pH buffered for evaluation of solubility at different pH
The solubility is pH dependant with reduced solublity at pH 5 or more, suggesting formation of hydroxide / oxide
The substance supplied is typically in acidic solution

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Applicant's summary and conclusion