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Endpoint:
bioaccumulation in aquatic species, other
Type of information:
calculation (if not (Q)SAR)
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
accepted calculation method
Justification for type of information:
Estimated data generated using the EPI Suite program developed by the USEPA.
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
other: Modeling database
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Prediction done using BCFBAF (v3.01) model
GLP compliance:
not specified
Specific details on test material used for the study:
- Name (IUPAC name): (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol
- Common name: 2-Methoxybenzyl alcohol
- Molecular formula: C8H10O2
- Molecular weight: 136.165 mg/l
- Smiles:O(c1c(cccc1)CO)C
- InChI:1S/C8H10O2/c1-10-8-5-3-2-4-7(8)6-9/h2-5,9H,6H2,1H3
- Substance type:Organic
- Physical state: Liquid
Radiolabelling:
not specified
Vehicle:
not specified
Test organisms (species):
other: Fish
Route of exposure:
aqueous
Test type:
not specified
Water / sediment media type:
natural water: freshwater
Test temperature:
25 deg.C
Reference substance (positive control):
not specified
Key result
Temp.:
25 °C
Type:
BCF
Value:
1.435 L/kg
Basis:
whole body w.w.
Calculation basis:
other: estimated
Remarks on result:
other: Non-bioaccumulative

BCFBAF Program (v3.01) Results:

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SMILES : O(c(c(ccc1)CO)c1)C

CHEM : Benzenemethanol, 2-methoxy-

MOL FOR: C8 H10 O2

MOL WT : 138.17

--------------------------------- BCFBAF v3.01 --------------------------------

Summary Results:

Log BCF (regression-based estimate): 0.16 (BCF = 1.44 L/kg wet-wt)

Biotransformation Half-Life (days) : 0.0744 (normalized to 10 g fish)

Log BAF (Arnot-Gobas upper trophic): 0.29 (BAF = 1.94 L/kg wet-wt)

Log Kow (experimental): 1.13

Log Kow used by BCF estimates: 1.13

Equation Used to Make BCF estimate:

Log BCF = 0.6598 log Kow - 0.333 + Correction

Correction(s): Value

Aromatic ring-CH-OH -0.256

Estimated Log BCF = 0.157 (BCF = 1.435 L/kg wet-wt)

Validity criteria fulfilled:
not specified
Conclusions:
The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 1.435 L/kg whole body w.w (at 25 deg C) which does not exceed the bio concentration threshold of 2000, indicating that the chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain.
Executive summary:

BCFBAF model (v3.01) of Estimation Programs Interface (EPI Suite, 2017) was used to predict the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (CAS No. 612 -16 -8). The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 1.435 L/kg whole body w.w (at 25 deg C) which does not exceed the bio concentration threshold of 2000, indicating that the chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain.

Description of key information

BCFBAF model (v3.01) of Estimation Programs Interface (EPI Suite, 2017) was used to predict the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (CAS No. 612 -16 -8). The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 1.435 L/kg whole body w.w (at 25 deg C) which does not exceed the bio concentration threshold of 2000, indicating that the chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

BCF (aquatic species):
1.435 L/kg ww

Additional information

Various predicted data for the target compound (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (CAS No. 612-16-8) and supporting weight of evidence study for its read across substance were reviewed for the bioaccumulation end point which are summarized as below:

 

In aprediction done using theBCFBAF Program(v3.01) of Estimation Programs Interface (EPI Suite, 2017) was used to predict the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (CAS No. 612 -16 -8). The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 1.435 L/kg whole body w.w (at 25 deg C).

 

In an another prediction done by using Bio-concentration Factor (v12.1.0.50374) moduleACD (Advanced Chemistry Development)/I-Lab predictive module, 2017), theBCF of the test substance (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 3.10, 3.09, 2.99 and 2.26 at pH 1-11, 12, 13 and 14, respectively.

 

Bioconcentration Factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated using Chemspider database(ChemSpider, 2017). The bioconcentration factor of test substance (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 4.51 at both pH 5.5 and 7.4, respectively.

 

Another predicted data was estimated usingSciFinder database (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2017) was used for predicting the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methano (CAS No. 612 -16 -8).The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 4.36 (at 25 deg C).

 

From CompTox Chemistry Dashboard using OPERA (OPEn (quantitative) structure-activity Relationship Application)  V1.02 model in which calculation based on PaDEL descriptors (calculate molecular descriptors and fingerprints of chemical), the bioaccumulation i.e BCF for test substance (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 5.33 dimensionless . The predicted BCF result based on the 5 OECD principles.

 

In a supporting weight of evidence study from authoritative database (HSDB, 2017) for the read across chemical Benzenemethanol (CAS no. 100-51-6),bioaccumulation experiment in fish was conducted for estimating the BCF (bioaccumulation factor) value of read across chemical Benzenemethanol. The bioaccumulation factor (BCF) value was calculated using a logKow of 1.1 and a regression-derived equation. The estimated BCF (bioaccumulation factor) valueof Benzenemethanol was determined to be 1.4 dimensionless.

 

For the read across chemical (2RS)-3-(2-Methoxyphenoxy)propane-1,2-diol (CAS no. 93-14-1),the bioaccumulation study was conducted for estimating the BCF (bioaccumulation factor) value of read across chemical (2RS)-3-(2-Methoxyphenoxy)propane-1,2-diol (CAS no. 93-14-1). The bioaccumulation factor (BCF) value was calculated using a logKow of 1.39 and a regression-derived equation. The estimated BCF (bioaccumulation factor) value of (2RS)-3 -(2 -Methoxyphenoxy)propane-1,2 -diol was determined to be 7.0 dimensionless.

 

On the basis of above results for target chemical(2-methoxyphenyl)methanol(from EPI suite, ACD labs,ChemSpider and CompTox Chemistry Dashboard,  2017) and for its read across substance from authoritative database (HSDB, 2017), it can be concluded that the BCF value of test substance(2-methoxyphenyl)methanolranges from 1.435 – 5.33 which does not exceed the bioconcentration threshold of 2000, indicating that the chemical(2-methoxyphenyl)methanolis not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain.