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Biodegradation in soil

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Hydroquinone was degraded in soil within 1 day under laboratory conditions. However, only primary degradation was determined. The detection of a transformation product (which was not identified) indicates that within 1 day mainly primary degradation occurs.
Due to the ready biodegradability observed in the screening tests (5.2.1), hydroquinone is expected to be rapidly biodegraded in soils.

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