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Based on the result of the screening test for biodegradation in water, Fatty acids, C14-18 and C16-18-unsatd., mixed esters with castor oil, castor oil fatty acids, 2-ethylhexanoic acid and 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)-1-butanol (CAS No. 92113-48-9) is readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria. Considering the substance as readily biodegradable, further simulation testing on sediment and soil is not required.