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1-phenylethyl acetate has been tested for ready biodegradability. It achieved >60 % biodegradation after 28 days and passed the 10 day window criterion in two standardised biodegradation tests. Therefore it is regarded as readily biodegradable and will not persist in the environment.

Further biotic degradation testing has not been conducted.

In accordance with REACH, Annex IX, column 2, simulation tests in surface water, sediment and soil are not considered necessary since 1-phenylethyl acetate is readily biodegradable. In these circumstances, simulation tests will provide little additional information since rapid mineralisation in the environment is already assumed.

Identification and/or the assessment of degradation products is not required as 1-phenylethyl acetate is readily biodegradable. In these circumstances, it may be considered that any degradation products formed during such degradation would themselves be sufficiently rapidly degraded as not to require further assessment.