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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Hexylene glycol biodegradation potential has been determined according to OECD 301F guideline. In the frame of this test, the biodegradation rate reached more than 60% within 20 days and the 10-day window criterion was met. Therefore hexylene glycol is considered as readily biodegradable. This results is also supported by other studies confirming this readily biodegradable potential.