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Biodegradation in soil

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Description of key information

This test requirement is waived based on the ready biodegradability and low potential for soil adsorption of any of the principal components of the test material.

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Additional information

Dipropylene glycol methyl ether, tripropylene glycol monomethyl ether and sodium methanolate (as methanol) are readily biodegradable in freshwater with a low potential for adsorption to soil. According to REACH Annex IX requirements, soil simulation testing shall only be considered for substances with a high potential for adsorption to soil and need not be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable, hence a simulation test in soil can be waived for the reaction mass of DPM, TPM, and sodium methylate.