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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

BCFBAF model (v3.01) of Estimation Programs Interface (EPI Suite, 2017) was used to predict the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (CAS No. 612 -16 -8). The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 1.435 L/kg whole body w.w (at 25 deg C) which does not exceed the bio concentration threshold of 2000, indicating that the chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain.

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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

Various predicted data for the target compound (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (CAS No. 612-16-8) and supporting weight of evidence study for its read across substance were reviewed for the bioaccumulation end point which are summarized as below:

 

In aprediction done using theBCFBAF Program(v3.01) of Estimation Programs Interface (EPI Suite, 2017) was used to predict the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (CAS No. 612 -16 -8). The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 1.435 L/kg whole body w.w (at 25 deg C).

 

In an another prediction done by using Bio-concentration Factor (v12.1.0.50374) moduleACD (Advanced Chemistry Development)/I-Lab predictive module, 2017), theBCF of the test substance (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 3.10, 3.09, 2.99 and 2.26 at pH 1-11, 12, 13 and 14, respectively.

 

Bioconcentration Factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated using Chemspider database(ChemSpider, 2017). The bioconcentration factor of test substance (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 4.51 at both pH 5.5 and 7.4, respectively.

 

Another predicted data was estimated usingSciFinder database (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2017) was used for predicting the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (2-methoxyphenyl)methano (CAS No. 612 -16 -8).The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 4.36 (at 25 deg C).

 

From CompTox Chemistry Dashboard using OPERA (OPEn (quantitative) structure-activity Relationship Application)  V1.02 model in which calculation based on PaDEL descriptors (calculate molecular descriptors and fingerprints of chemical), the bioaccumulation i.e BCF for test substance (2-methoxyphenyl)methanol was estimated to be 5.33 dimensionless . The predicted BCF result based on the 5 OECD principles.

 

In a supporting weight of evidence study from authoritative database (HSDB, 2017) for the read across chemical Benzenemethanol (CAS no. 100-51-6),bioaccumulation experiment in fish was conducted for estimating the BCF (bioaccumulation factor) value of read across chemical Benzenemethanol. The bioaccumulation factor (BCF) value was calculated using a logKow of 1.1 and a regression-derived equation. The estimated BCF (bioaccumulation factor) valueof Benzenemethanol was determined to be 1.4 dimensionless.

 

For the read across chemical (2RS)-3-(2-Methoxyphenoxy)propane-1,2-diol (CAS no. 93-14-1),the bioaccumulation study was conducted for estimating the BCF (bioaccumulation factor) value of read across chemical (2RS)-3-(2-Methoxyphenoxy)propane-1,2-diol (CAS no. 93-14-1). The bioaccumulation factor (BCF) value was calculated using a logKow of 1.39 and a regression-derived equation. The estimated BCF (bioaccumulation factor) value of (2RS)-3 -(2 -Methoxyphenoxy)propane-1,2 -diol was determined to be 7.0 dimensionless.

 

On the basis of above results for target chemical(2-methoxyphenyl)methanol(from EPI suite, ACD labs,ChemSpider and CompTox Chemistry Dashboard,  2017) and for its read across substance from authoritative database (HSDB, 2017), it can be concluded that the BCF value of test substance(2-methoxyphenyl)methanolranges from 1.435 – 5.33 which does not exceed the bioconcentration threshold of 2000, indicating that the chemical(2-methoxyphenyl)methanolis not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain.