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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

The substance dipropylene glycol ethyl ether is readily biodegradable based on studies available.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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In a guideline OECD 301F and GLP manometric respiration study, the substance ethoxypropoxypropanol was found to be readily biodegradable, with a BOD28 of 81%. Degradation of 74% was seen within the 10 day window.