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Based on the information available, it can be concluded that N-benzyl-N-C16-18 (even numbered)-alkyl-N-methyl-C16-18 (even numbered)-alkyl-1-aminium chloride is not ready biodegradable and is persistent in soil and sediment.

Based on the comparison of its structure with the one of N-C16-C18(even numbered)-alkyl-N,N-dimethyl-C16-C18(even numbered)-alkyl-1-aminium chloride (DHTDMAC) a read-across can be followed. DHTDMAC has been demonstrated to be

almost completely removed by biodegradation from the wastewater by biodegradation in conventional biological wastewater treatment plants. Therefore the same conclusion could apply to

N-benzyl-N-C16-18 (even numbered)-alkyl-N-methyl-C16-18 (even numbered)-alkyl-1-aminium chloride which only differs from DHTDMAC due to the presence of a benzyl group.

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