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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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In the study on ready biodegradability a degradation rate of 0 % was determined within 28 days. The reference compound sodium benzoate showed 84 % degradation after 14 days (Spoo-Kloeppel, 2014). In the study on inherent biodegradability a degradation rate of 14 % was determined within 28 days for the test substance. The reference compound sodium benzoate showed 84 % degradation after 14 days (Spoo-Kloeppel, 2015). 

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
under test conditions no biodegradation observed

Additional information

The substance has to be classified as "not readily and not inherently biodegradable".