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Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, C16-18 alkyl esters (CAS No. 90411-68-0) is determined to be readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria in a guideline study. The substance is thus expected to be rapidly degraded by microorganisms in both the aquatic and terrestrial environments, therefore in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, 9.2.1.2 – 9.2.1.4, further simulation testing for water and sediment or soil biodegradation tests are not necessary.