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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The parent substance is fully eliminated with molybdenum turning to molybdic acid and water soluble structurally modified substances were produced in addition.

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Biodegradation in water:
under test conditions no biodegradation observed

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Key study:

In a biodegradation study conducted according to Japanese Guideline study on microbial degradation of chemical substances (MHLW/PFSB Notification No. 1121002 Nov 21, 2003, METI/MIB Notification No. 2 Nov 13 2003, and MOE/EPB Notification No. 031121002 last revised Nov 20, 2006) under GLP conditions, degradation of Molyvan 855 averaged 57% (based on BOD) and elimination was 98% (based on residual test substance) after 28 days in sludge. The parent substance is fully eliminated with molybdenum turning to molybdic acid. Structurally modified, water soluble substances also were produced. (Mitsubishi Chemical Medience Corporation, 2009).

Supporting study:

In a study conducted according to Japanese Guideline,Degree of Decomposition of Chemical Substances by Microorganisms, etc. in Test Methods for New Chemicals based on Kanhogyo No. 5, Yakuhatsu No. 615 and kikyoku No. 392 (1984), similar degradation rates were observed. Decomposition averaged 61% (based on BOD) after 28 days in sludge, although overall decomposition of two primary substance constituents averaged 92% (based on TOC) and 97% (based on HPLC). (Kagakuhin Kensa Kyokai Foundation, 1987).