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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The test substance is poorly biodegradable.

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As indicated by a number of standardized ready biodegradability studies, Tridecylamine, branched and linear is not readily biodegradable. In a performed CO2 Evolution Test (OECD TG 301B), the mean degradation of TDA, tested in two concentrations, was < 10 % after 56 days, indicating poor biodegradability (BASF AG, 2003). The same result was obtained with a Closed Bottle Test (OECD TG 301D) (BASF AG, 2003).