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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The ready biodegradation of LAB was determined in an OECD 301F guideline study. LAB is readily biodegradable.

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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In cases where no data were available on the target substance, Benzene, C15-16-alkyl derivs., data were read-across from a structurally related material (the test substance).

The ready biodegradation of a read-across source substance for Benzene, C15-16-alkyl derivs. was determined in an OECD 301F guideline study (manometric respirometry test). LAB reached 64.1% biodegradation in 28 days. While the 10 -day window was not met, LAB is a complex mixture. OECD guidelines state that the 10 -day window is not applicable to mixtures; therefore, Benzene, C15 -16 -alkyl derivs. is considered to be readily biodegradable.

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