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Endpoint:
toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria
Type of information:
(Q)SAR
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2016
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
results derived from a valid (Q)SAR model and falling into its applicability domain, with adequate and reliable documentation / justification
Guideline:
other: REACH guidance on QSARs R.6, OECD Guideline 201 (Freshwater Alga and Cyanobacteria Growth Inhibition Test), with modifications from OECD Series on Testing and Assessment no. 23 on ecotoxicity testing of difficult substances.
Principles of method if other than guideline:
The QSAR method was validated using data from tests preformed using the OECD document 23 recommnedations for poorly water soluble complex mixtures. The QSAR is thus validated ot be compliant inline with such methods/recommendations.
Specific details on test material used for the study:
SMILES: N/A.

The substance is a mixture. The toxicity is, therefore, based on seperately determined QSAR endpoints for each constiuent. Please refer to the study reports, QSAR of the acute toxicity of (4R)-4-(2-methoxy-2-propanyl)-1-methylcyclohexene to Daphnia, QSAR of the acute 1-methoxy-1-methyl-4 -(2-propanylidene)cyclohexane toxicity to Daphnia, QSAR of the acute toxicity of 1-methoxy-4-(2-methoxypropan-2-yl)-1-methylcyclohexane to Daphnia and QSAR of the acute toxicity of 2-[(1S)-4-methyl-3-cyclohexen-1-yl]-2-propanol to Daphnia for individual constiuent SMILES.
Key result
Duration:
72 h
Dose descriptor:
EL50
Effect conc.:
44 mg/L
Remarks on result:
other: QSAR predicted value.
Details on results:
Result is based on growth rate inhibition of algae.

The approach uses a thermodynamically based module to calculate the water concentrations and the individual toxicity of each of the constituent is first derived from a QSAR model validated to be compliant with the OECD recommandations for QSAR modeling (OECD, 2004). Then the effective loading rate of the mixture to the test organisms (i.e. algae) is determined as a Water Accommodated Fraction (WAF) test (OECD, 2000).

The overall validity of the approach depends on the validity of the input endpoints. All endpoints estimated for each constituent were within the applicability domain of the QSAR used. Therefore, the overall EL50 predicted for algae is conisdered relaible.
Results with reference substance (positive control):
N/A
Reported statistics and error estimates:
N/A

Ecotoxicity endpoint values to algae (72h-ErC50) used within the calculation method to determine WAF aquatic toxicity to algae.

constituents

72h-ErC50 (mg.L-1) used

(4R)-4-(2-methoxy-2-propanyl)-1-methylcyclohexene

9.6

cis-1,8-dimethoxy-p-menthane

174

cis-1-methoxy-8-p-menthene

9.1

(-)-α-terpineol

62

trans-1-methoxy-8-p-menthene

9.1

1-methoxy-4-p-menthene

11

trans-1,8-dimethoxy-p-menthane

174

Concentration of each constituent in the WAF of the test substance at 44 mg/L (i.e. the ErL50)

constituents

concentration in the WAF (mg.L-1)

(4R)-4-(2-methoxy-2-propanyl)-1-methylcyclohexene

32

cis-1,8-dimethoxy-p-menthane

4.6

cis-1-methoxy-8-p-menthene

2.0

(-)-α-terpineol

1.0

trans-1-methoxy-8-p-menthene

0.78

1-methoxy-4-p-menthene

1.7

trans-1,8-dimethoxy-p-menthane

0.65

Conclusions:
The 72 hour ErL50 to algae of the reaction mass of (4R)-4-(2-methoxypropan-2-yl)-1-methylcyclohexene and cis-1-methoxy-4-(2-methoxypropan-2-yl)-1-methylcyclohexane , estimated from the iSafeRat v.2.2 QSAR inputs from each constieunt and, calculations based on thermodynamics of each constituent and there eventual contribution to the toxicity was 44 mg/L. The endpoint value is considered valid for use in risk assessment (including PBT assessment) and classification and labelling. The prediction is adequate as contributing data for the Classification and Labelling or risk assessment of the substance as indicated in REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006: Annex XI Section 1.3.
Executive summary:

The approach uses a thermodynamically based module to calculate the water concentrations and the individual toxicity of each of the constituent is first derived from a QSAR model validated to be compliant with the OECD recommandations for QSAR modeling (OECD, 2004). Then the effective loading rate of the mixture to the test organisms (i.e. algae) is determined as a Water Accommodated Fraction (WAF) test (OECD, 2000).

The inputs into the model all came from reliable QSAR estimations. The endpoint value is considered valid for use in risk assessment (including PBT assessment) and classification and labelling. The prediction is adequate as contributing data for the Classification and Labelling or risk assessment of the substance as indicated in REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006: Annex XI Section 1.3.

The 72 hour ErL50 for the test substance was estimated to be 44 mg/L.

Description of key information

72 h ErL50 44 mg/L, REACH guidance on QSARs R.6, OECD Guideline 201 (Freshwater Alga and Cyanobacteria Growth Inhibition Test), with modifications from OECD Series on Testing and Assessment no. 23 on ecotoxicity testing of difficult substances, Thomas 2016.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

EC50 for freshwater algae:
44 mg/L

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