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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

BCFBAF model (v3.01) of Estimation Programs Interface was used to predict the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (+)-Neomenthol (CAS No. 2216 -52 -6). The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (+)-Neomenthol was estimated to be 59.12 L/kg whole body w.w (at 25 deg C) which does not exceed the bio concentration threshold of 2000, indicating that the chemical (+)-Neomenthol is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain.

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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

Various predicted data for the target compound (+)-Neomenthol (CAS No. 2216-52-6) and supporting weight of evidence studies for its structurally similar read across substance were reviewed for the bioaccumulation end point which are summarized as below:

 

In a prediction done using the BCFBAF Program of Estimation Programs Interface was used to predict the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (+)-Neomenthol (CAS No. 2216 -52 -6). The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (+)-Neomenthol was estimated to be 59.12 L/kg whole body w.w (at 25 deg C).

 

In an another prediction done by using Bio-concentration Factor module, Bio-concentration Factor of the test substance (+)-Neomenthol (CAS no. 2216 -52 -6) was estimated to be 160, 159 and 153 dimensionless at pH range 1-12, 13 and 14, respectively.

 

Another predicted data was estimated using SciFinder database (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2017) for predicting the bioconcentration factor (BCF) of test chemical (+)-Neomenthol (CAS No. 2216 -52 -6). The bioconcentration factor (BCF) of (+)-Neomenthol was estimated to be 164 at pH range 1-10 respectively (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 (+)-Neomenthol was estimated to be 23.7 dimensionless . The predicted BCF result based on the 5 OECD principles. Thus based on the result it is concluded that the test substance (+)-Neomenthol is non-bioaccumulative in nature.

 

In a supporting weight of evidence study from authoritative databases (2018) for the test item,bioaccumulation experiment was conducted for estimating the BCF (bioaccumulation factor) value of test chemical. The bioaccumulation factor (BCF) value was calculated using a water solubility and a regression derived equation. The BCF (bioaccumulation factor) value of test chemical was estimated to be 15 dimensionless.

 

For the test chemical,bioaccumulation study was conducted on test organism Cyprinus carpio for 6 weeks for evaluating the bioconcentration factor (BCF value) of test chemical (authoritative databases, 2017). The study was performed according to other guideline "Bioaccumulation test of a chemical substance in fish or shellfish" provided in "the Notice on the Test Method Concerning New Chemical Substances", respectively. Cyprinus carpio was used as a test organism for the study. Test chemical nominal conc. used for the study were 0.2 mg/land 0.02 mg/l, respectively. Test chemical solution was prepared in HCO-40. Analytical method involve the recovery ratio: Test water : 1st concentration area : 89.4 %, 2nd concentration area : 90.0 %, Fish : 74.6 %, - Limit of detection : Test water : 1st concentration area : 7.8 ng/mL, 2nd concentration area : 0.78 ng/mL, Fish : 63 ng/g. Range finding study involve theLC50(48h) 26 mg/L on Rice fish (Oryzias latipes). Lipid content of the test organism Cyprinus carpio was determined to be 4.7%. The bioconcentration factor (BCF value) of test substance on Cyprinus carpio was determined to be 0.5-15 L/Kg at a conc. of 0.2 mg/l and 4.6-11 L/Kg at a conc. of 0.02 mg/l, respectively.

 

On the basis of above results for target chemical (+)-Neomenthol (from modelling databases,2017), it can be concluded that the BCF value of test substance (+)-Neomenthol ranges from 23.7 –164 which does not exceed the bioconcentration threshold of 2000, indicating that the chemical (+)-Neomenthol is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain.