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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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In an OECD 301C MITI study, γ-butyrolactone was found to be readily biodegradable.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Guideline study results indicate the γ-Butyrolactone (GBL) undergoes rapid biodegradation in water. In an OECD 301C MITI study, GBL was found to be readily biodegradable (METI Japan, 2007).