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Environmental fate & pathways

Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

Readily biodegradable: 84% (CO2) in 28 d (OECD 301F)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

The biodegradation of the test substance was found to be 84% C02 removal in a study conducted according to OECD 301F. This result was consistent with predicted data for the constituents of the substance. All constituents are predicted to be readily biodegradable, meeting the ten day window. This conclusion is drawn from analysis of trends in results measured in reliable studies for analogous substances (other category members).

The presence of branched constituents in the substance, within the limits described in section 1.2, is not expected to affect the rate of biodegradability

The presence of branched structures does not appear confer it any different environmental fate properties compared to the Alcohols, C12 -13 linears only substance. Therefore the data is freely read-across between these two substances.

In some cases the CAS and chemical identity stated refer to SDA nomenclature for this substance. In REACH substance identification it is necessary to be more specific as to the chain lengths present. Full details may be found in the CSR.