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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The substance is readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

For the assessment of biodegradabilty of methyl formate a test according to OECD guideline 310 was performed using domestic activated sludge (BASF 1997). After 28 days of exposure a CO2 removal of 93% was measured.