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Environmental fate & pathways

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According to Table 9.2.2.1 Column 2 of the REACH regulation (1907/2006), a hydrolysis study does not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. A reliable ready biodegradability study is available (according to OECD Guideline 301B and EU-method C.4-C) which concluded that ε-Caprolactone, oligometric reaction products with 2,2'-oxydiethanol is readily biodegradable. The hydrolysis data requirement has therefore been waived and further studies are not considered necessary.

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