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Justification for Read Across

Attached at section 13 is a category justification that explains the rationale for using data on a mixture of Dimethyl Esters (DBE), and Dimethyl Glutarate, to supplement the available data on Dimethyl Adipate.

Dibasic esters (DBE) were determined to be readily biodegradable in an AFNOR T90-312 or ISO 7827 test under GLP conditions.

The biodegradability of dibasic esters (DBE) in seawater was assessed in a method that followed procedures described in the OECD TDG 306, (1992) "Biodegradability in Sea Water; Closed Bottle Test" and US EPA Fate, Transport, and Transformation Test Guidelines OPPTS 835.3160.

The test material attained 87% degradation after 28 days and, therefore, can be considered to have the potential for biodegradation in the marine environment under the terms and conditions of OECD Guideline No 306.