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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

Two proprietary studies on one of the streams (CAS 68476-55-1) in this category show  the substance not to be readily biodegradable. 

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
under test conditions no biodegradation observed

Additional information

Two reliable proprietary studies, Huntington Life Science Limited (2004a) and ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences Inc. (2005) are available for one of the streams (CAS 68476-55-1) in this category. This data will be read-across to all other category members. All data showed the test substance to be not readily biodegradable. Biodegradation rates ranged from 0% to 9% after 28 days.