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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Monoethanolamineoleate is characterised as “readily biodegradable”.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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No data on biodegradation screening is available for monoethanolamineoleate. A non-GLP OECD guideline 301A (DOC Die-Away test) is available for the structural analogue monoethanolamine. Read-across with monoethanolamine alone is justified as oleic acid is exempted from registration (for more details see reporting format for the analogue approach in Appendix). After 21 days >90% degradation based on DOC removal was observed for monoethanolamine (BASF, 1995). Therefore, it is assumed that also the monoethanolamine cation in monoethanolamineoleate is readily biodegradable.