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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The half life period of sodium 2-(2-dodecyloxyethoxy)ethyl sulphate in water is 38 days and based on this value it can be concluded that the chemical is not persistent in water medium since the half life is less than the threshold of 60 days (to qualify the chemical as persistent). Also the diffusion percentage of sodium 2-(2-dodecyloxyethoxy)ethyl sulphate in water medium is 15 %. This coupled with the dilution of water shall result in ready biodegradabililty of the chemical.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

Based on studies of target substance sodium 2-(2-dodecyloxyethoxy) ethyl sulphate reviewed for Biodegradation in water: screening tests from reliable sources having Klimisch rating 2.

 The summary of the results are presented below

 

Sr.No

Endpoint

Half life

Parameter

Sources

1

ready biodegradability

50% degradation in 38 days

Test mat. analysis

Predicted data from PBT profiler

2

ready biodegradability

71.199% degradation

O2 consumption

Predicted data from QSAR

 

 

By applying weight of evidence approach the target chemical found to be readily biodegradable with 50% to 71.199 % percentage degradation.Thus it is concluded that sodium 2-(2-dodecyloxyethoxy) ethyl sulphate is readily biodegradable in water.

 

 

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