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Environmental fate & pathways

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The test item can be considered to be not ready biodegradable but inherently biodegradable.

Additional information

The ready biodegradability of the test item was assessed over a 28 day period in a closed bottle test (OECD No. 301 D, 1992 and EU method C 4-E) . The percentage biodegradation of the test substance reached a mean of 24.8 % after 28 days based on its ThODNH4. Therefore the test item can be considered to be not ready biodegradable but inherently biodegradable.

The reference item sodium benzoate was sufficiently degraded to a mean of 67.6 % after 14 days, and to a mean of 71.9 % after 28 days of incubation.