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PBT assessment: overall result

PBT status:
the substance is not PBT / vPvB
Justification:

An evaluation of the inherent properties of propylene carbonate is performed against the ANNEX XIII criteria. If insufficient data were available, the screening criteria as laid down in ECHA Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment Chapter R.11: PBT Assessment (2008) were applied.

The available evidence on degradation is not sufficient for an assessment based on the Annex XIII criteria for persistence (P and vP). As the substance is concluded to be readily biodegradable and appears to be hydrolytically stable, it can be considered not P and not vP.

Based on the log Pow of the substance (-0.41), not fulfilling the screening criterium, the substance can be concluded to have a low potential for bioaccumulation (not B/vB).

Finally, because the substance does not fulfill the screening criterium based on acute toxicity for being considered as T, and does not fulfill two of the three Annex XIII criteria (classification for hazardous properties for human health), enough evidence is available for concluding that the substance is not T.

As a conclusion, taking into account the conclusions that the substance is not P or vP and also not considered B/vB or T, propylene carbonate should not be considered as a PBT/vPvB substance.