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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Biodegradation in water:
not biodegradable

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The key studies for Biodegradation are considered to have a reliability rating of 1, however these are being used as read across to a structurally similar substance (EC 701-249-4) as there was no available data to fulfil this endpoint for the test material and so the reliability rating will be reduced to 2, according to the criteria of Klimisch, 1997. 

 

See category assessment attached in section 13 for justification of read across for this endpoint. Briefly, the analog substance has the same functional group (highly branched alkyl chain attached to the phenate). Therefore, biodegradation will be similar as the additional calcium carbonate will not be relevant for the biodegradation.

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