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An adsorption/desorption study is not required because bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate mineralizes rapidly (Annex VIII point 9.3.1 column 2).

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According to the standard information requirements in Annex VIII point 9.3.1 column 2, an adsorption/desorption study is not required if the substance and its relevant degradation products decompose rapidly. Bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate is estimated to be readily biodegradable and hence to mineralise to CO2 and water in a standard MITI test (OECD test guideline 301C) by the BIOWIN model. An adsorption/desorption study does not have to be conducted for bis(2-butoxyethyl) adipate.