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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Biodegradation: Readily biodegradable

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Ready biodegradability has been assessed using OECD test method 301C which determined the substance to be readily biodegradable.

The screening test inherent to the biodegradability of the substance has also been calculated using the software BIOWIN v4.10 which predicts the substance to be readily biodegradable.

These results indicate that tributyl benzene-1,2,4 -tricarboxylate (DIPLAST TM 4) is expected to be readily biodegradable.

Experimental data on structural analogues of the registered substance show slower, inherent, biodegradability as expected as a result of the longer carbon chain length of the alcohol ester.