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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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readily biodegradable: 89% after 28 d (OECD 301F)

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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One study, investigating the ready biodegradability of Fatty acids, C5-10 (linear and branched), mixed esters with pentaerythritol according to OECD 301F (Manometric Respirometry Test), is available. In the GLP-study (Serben, 2007) domestic activated sludge was used as inoculum. At test termination after 28 days the substance was degraded to 89% and the 10-day-window was reached. Therefore, the test substance can be classified as readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria.