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Environmental fate & pathways

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Read across was performed due structural similarity and the salt will disassociate to MCA and sodium when entering the aquatic environment. MCA is biodegraded by micro-organisms which are capable of utilizing this compound as carbon and energy source. The biodegradation of MCA is initiated by an enzymatic cleavage of the carbon-halogen bond. The enzymes involved are induced by various chlorinated alkanoic acids. The known literature indicates that MCA is degraded in nature. The substance is classified as readily biodegradable and thus degadation in sediment and soil is considered not relevant since the sorption potential is low and water solubility is high