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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Biodegradation in water:
under test conditions no biodegradation observed

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As an organo-metal salt the substance could never be considered to undergo complete biodegradation to CO2 and water. The molecule does, however, include long aliphatic chains that could, in principle, partially degrade biotically. In fact, several of the studies available demonstrate a small amount of biodegradation that is likely to be attributable to these aliphatic chains. The substance is considered not readily biodegradable. The following information is taken into account for any hazard / risk / persistency assessment: The ready biodegradability of the substance is considered as a screening study to consider the persistence of the substance in the aquatic environment.