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adsorption / desorption: screening
Data waiving:
study technically not feasible
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the physicochemical properties of the substance indicate that it can be expected to have a low potential for adsorption
Justification for type of information:
Testing was not carried out using Method C.19 Adsorption Coefficient of Commission Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 of 30 May 2008 and Method 121 of the OECD Guidelines for Testing of Chemicals, 22 January 2001, as they were considered not applicable due to the following reason:

• An assessment of the test item indicated that it would be at least partially ionized across the environmentally relevant pH range (pH 5 to 7). Therefore, it is anticipated that adsorption to the organic carbon content of soils and sediments would not be the dominant mechanism controlling the mobility of the test item in the environment. Adsorption of cationic species occurs primarily by an ion-exchange mechanism and depends on the cation-exchange capacity of the soils as well as a variety of other parameters (Boethling, R. S. 1994. Environmental aspects of cationic surfactants. In J. Cross and E. J. and Singer (ed.), Cationic Surfactants: Analytical and Biological Evaluation, vol. 53. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, USA.). Consequently, the true adsorption coefficient of the test item would be significantly higher than a Koc value determined by the methods C.19 and OECD 121 or via any computer-based Koc estimation software.

Therefore, based on the expected high cation-exchange ability of the test item, the test item is anticipated to lack mobility in soils.

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