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Tetraesters of pentaerythritol with 2-ethylhexanoic acid, heptanoic acid and nonanoic acid (EC 806-879-4) is considered to be readily biodegradable according to the OECD criteria. The substance is thus expected to be rapidly degraded by microorganisms in the aquatic and terrestrial environments as well, and therefore in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex IX, column 2, 9.2.1.2. - 9.2.1.4., further simulation tests for water and sediment or soil biodegradation are not necessary.