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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Based on the solubility of magnesium 2-ethylhexanoate in water (107.4 g/L at 20 °C), a complete dissociation resulting in magnesium ions and 2-ethylhexanoate ions may be assumed under environmental conditions. The concept of biodegradation is not applicable to magnesium ions. However, 2-ethylhexanoate is readily biodegradable (99% biodegradation in 28 d) based on results according to standard OECD test guideline 301E and supporting studies.

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