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Environmental fate & pathways

Biodegradation in water: screening tests

Administrative data

biodegradation in water: ready biodegradability
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study

Data source

Reference Type:
study report

Materials and methods

Test guideline
according to guideline
OECD Guideline 301 F (Ready Biodegradability: Manometric Respirometry Test)
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
EC Number:
EC Name:
Cas Number:
Molecular formula:
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Test Item
Designation in Test Facility: Methyl Cyclopentenolone
Date of Receipt: 14. Jul. 2017
Condition at Receipt: Room temperature, in proper conditions
The following information concerning identity and composition of the test item was pro-vided by the sponsor.
Name Methyl Cyclopentenolone
Batch no. D270001706002
Appearance white, crystal powder
Composition Methyl Cyclopentenolone
CAS No. 80-71-7
EINECS-No. 201-303-2
Molecular formula C6H8O2
Molecular weight 112.13 g/mol
Purity >99.0%
Homogeneity homogeneous
Vapour pressure unknown
Stability H2O: unknown; EtOH: unknown; acetone: unknown; CH3CN: unknown; DMSO: unknown
Solubility H2O: < 0.1 g/L; EtOH: >1 g/L; acetone: >1 g/L;
CH3CN: >1 g/L; DMSO: >1 g/L
Production date 08. Jun. 2017
Expiry date 07. Jun. 2018
Storage Room Temperature (20 ± 5°C)
Storage in Test Facility
The test item was stored in the test facility in a closed vessel at room temperature (20 ± 5°C) protected from light and humidity.

Study design

Oxygen conditions:
Inoculum or test system:
activated sludge, domestic (adaptation not specified)
Details on inoculum:
Activated sludge was used as inoculum.
Activated sludge from a biologic sewage treatment plant was used. The chosen plant is treating mostly household sewage.
The sludge was taken from the activation basin of the ESN (Stadtentsorgung Neustadt) sewage treatment plant, Im Altenschemel, NW-Lachen-Speyerdorf.
Date of collection: 25. Oct. 2017, batch no: 20171025
The sludge was filtrated, washed with medium 2x and re-suspended in test medium. It was then aerated.
The dry matter was determined as 4560 mg suspended solids/L.
Duration of test (contact time):
28 d
Initial test substance concentration
Initial conc.:
50 mg/L
Based on:
test mat.
Parameter followed for biodegradation estimation
Parameter followed for biodegradation estimation:
O2 consumption

Results and discussion

% Degradation
Key result
% degradation (O2 consumption)
Sampling time:
28 d

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Validity criteria fulfilled:
Interpretation of results:
readily biodegradable
The degree of biodegradation reached 74% after 28 days
The degradation phase was from day 8 – day 17 (67%).
The 10-day-window began on day 8 (this is stated as lag phase), at its end (day 18), 69 % were reached, surpassing the pass level of 60 % given in the OECD guideline.
Therefore, when applying the 10-day-window, the test item Methyl Cyclopentenolone is readily biodegradable following OECD 301F/EU C.4-D.