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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The hydrolysis product of Epichlorohydrin is readily biodegradable. The Japanese Institute of Technology and Evaluation concludes Epichlorohydrin to be readily biodegradable based on this result.

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Biodegradability of Epichlorohydrin has been investigated following the OECD 301 C (MITI) protocol at 100 mg/l; a concentration that may be inhibitory to the inoculum (no information on inhibition available). However, the hydrolysis product of Epichlorohydrin is readily biodegradable. The Japanese Institute of Technology and Evaluation concludes Epichlorohydrin to be readily biodegradable based on this result.