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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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Not relevant due to ready biodegradation.

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In accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex IX, Column 2, 9.2.1.2 and 9.2.1.4, simulation testing on ultimate degradation in surface water and sediment is not required since 2-ethylhexyl stearate (CAS No. 22047-49-0) is readily biodegradable. As stated in ECHA Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment, Chapter 7b, a simulation test would provide little additional data as rapid mineralisation in the environment is already assumed (ECHA, 2008).