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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Not readly biodegradable

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The biodegradability of test item was investigated following the testing procedures outlined into the OECD guideline 302 B. The test item resulted to be mainly eliminated during the first 3 hours, when 100 % of the initial DOC was removed. However, no information about the biodegradation of the test item can be deduced by the study outcomes.

The substance is a organometallic complex; it is not expected to be ready biodegradable, based on its chemical structure and its specific function. Commonly, dyes undergo a primary transformation, i.e. discolouration due to the interrupting the conjugation. Nevertheless, the degradation process involves more steps and take more time.