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In accordance with column 2 of REACH (Regulation 1907/2006/EC) Annex VIII, a test for hydrolysis as a function of pH does not need to be conducted as the substance is readily biodegradable. Therefore the study is waived.

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Quaternary ammonium compounds, C12-18-alkylbis(hydroxyethyl)methyl, chlorides are readily biodegradable. Therefore hydrolysis testing has been waived. They do not contain hydrolysable covalent bonds, therefore degradation through hydrolysis would not be expected based on chemical structure.