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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Description of key information

The effect of aspartic acid, N,N'-[methylenebis(2-methyl-4,1-cyclohexanediyl)]bis-, 1,1',4,4'-tetraethyl ester towards mortality of earthworm Eisenia fetida was tested according to the OECD Guideline No. 207) yielding the following results: NOEC (14 d): >= 1000 mg a.s./kg.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Short-term EC50 or LC50 for soil macroorganisms:
1 000 mg/kg soil dw

Additional information

The test item had no adverse effects on earthworm at concentrations up to and including 1000 mg a.s./kg soil dry mass.

Read across justification:

Study was performed with aspartic acid, N,N'-[methylenebis(2-methyl-4,1-cyclohexanediyl)]bis-, 1,1',4,4'-tetraethyl ester which is a structural analogue to aspartic acid, N,N'-(methylenedi-4,1-cyclohexanediyl)bis-, 1,1',4,4'-tetraethyl ester. Both substances are diethyl esters of aspartic acid linked to a dicyclohexylmethyldiamine moiety. The difference between these two substances is merely the presence of two methyl groups connected to the cyclohexane rings. This structural analogy was confirmed by the Member State responsible for the notification of both substances under the NONS regulation. The Member State decided that test results obtained for one substance can be transferred to the other substance and that testing of both substances is usually not required. This decision is in accordance with the grouping of substances and read-across approach in Annex XI, 1.5 of the REACH Regulation.