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Readily biodegradable

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After 28 days biodegradation of sodium ethyl xanthate: D28days = 100%
The results indicate that sodium ethyl xanthate (CAS# 140-90-9) is ready biodegradable - pass level, according to OECD 301:-
Pass value in the 10 day window (form 1 day to 11 day) is 89% removal of DOC,

Direct or indirect exposure of sediment is unlikely.