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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

The substance as well as its hydolysis products (methanol and formic acid) are readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria.

Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex IX, Section 9.2.1.2 and 9.2.1.4, Column 2, the study does not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. Methyl formate and its hydrolytic products are experimentally assessed to be readily biodegradable (see IUCLID Ch. 5.2.1). Therefore, no biodegradation studies in surface water and sediment will be provided for substances.

Biodegradation in soil

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex IX, Section 9.2.1.3, Column 2, the study does not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. Methyl formate and its hydrolytic products are experimentally assessed to be readily biodegradable (see IUCLID Ch. 5.2.1). Therefore, no biodegradation studies in soil will be provided for substances.

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