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Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

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Acutely toxic for aquatic algae.

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The effect of Citronellol on green algae was investigated in an Algae inhibition test supported by the UBA (German environmental government agency). The in vivo chlorophyll-a-fluorescence of Scenedesmus subspicatus was determined after 72 hours detecting an EC50 of 2.4 mg/l (BASF AG, 1990).