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Environmental fate & pathways

Biodegradation in soil

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 The study need not be conducted because  the Reaction mass of Sodium ethylenesulphonate and Isethionate-bisether disodium salt has no high potential for adsorption to soil (Annex IX point 9.2.1.3 column 1)

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According to the standard information requirements in Annex IX point 9.2.1.3, soil simulation testing is applicable for substances with a high potential for adsorption to soil. If the log Pow of a substance is below 3, its adsorption potential is regarded to be low. the Reaction mass of Sodium ethylenesulphonate and Isethionate-bisether disodium sal has a log Pow of -1.04 (estimated value), the substance has no high potential for adsorption to soil and biodegradation testing in soil is not required.