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Biodegradation in soil

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Studies are not available to assess the biodegradation of the reaction products of 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and 1-octene, hydrogenated, specifically in soil.  However, aerobic ready biodegradation studies in water (OECD 301B or equivalent tests) indicate that the reaction products of 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and 1-octene, hydrogenated is "readily biodegradable".  Because it is "readily biodegradable", biodegradation simulation studies in soil are not required in accord with ECHA-REACH Chapter R.7b, Endpoint Specific Guidance, (pp. 161-163)(ECHA 2008).   It is assumed that the reaction products of 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and 1-octene, hydrogenated will undergo rapid degradation in the environment, including soil and therefore is not expected to be persistent. 

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Since the test substance is "readily biodegradable", biodegradation simulation studies in soil are not required in accord with ECHA-REACH Chapter R.7b, Endpoint Specific Guidance, (pp. 161-163)(ECHA 2008). It is assumed that the reaction products of 1-decene, 1-dodecene, and 1-octene, hydrogenated will undergo rapid degradation in the environment, including the soil compartment.