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The substance is not toxic to microorganisms: the EC50 is greater than 100 mg/L.

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One study dealing with toxicity to microorganisms was performed with "Hydrocarbons, C14-C18, n-alkanes, isoalkanes, cyclics, <2% aromatics (Pic, 1994). The EC50 was reported to be greater than 100 mg/L.

Moreover, the biodegradation studies showed that Renewable hydrocarbons, C15-C18, branched alkanes is readily biodegradable and therefore it is not toxic to microorganisms.