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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

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No in vivo bioaccumulation data are available. The physico-chemical properties of the substance and its ready biodegradability indicate that bioaccumulation in aquatic species is unlikely.

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The provision for bioaccumulation in aquatic species testing is contained within Column 1 of Annex IX. Column 2 of this Annex, describing the Specific Rules for Adaptation from Column 1, states the study need not be conducted if:

"-the substance has a low potential for bioaccumulation...and/or a low potential to cross biological membranes, or

- direct and indirect exposure of the aquatic compartment is unlikely."

The substance has a very low solubility in water (see IUCLID Section 4.8), is readily biodegradable (see IUCLID Section 5.2.1), and has a high molecular weight (see IUCLID Section 1.1). Consequently, it is concluded the substance has a low potential for bioaccumulation and, in accordance with the Standard Information Requirements laid down by REACH (Annexes VII to X), in vivo bioaccumulation testing need not be conducted.