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The percent biodegradation data concluded that Fatty acids, C16-18 (even numbered), manganese (II) salts is readily biodegradable. The test item showed a maximum degradation of 243.28% on day 28 of analysis, whereas the reference substance exhibited a normal pattern of degradation (up to 92.74%) within 28 days. The percent degradation by toxicity control was more than 25% after 14 days. Therefore, the test item is regarded as readily biodegradable and not toxic to microorganisms in the inoculum.

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