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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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Based on read-across the substance is considered readily biodegradable, thus no further testing required.

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There is no study available on ready biodegradation for C7-C9, n-alkanes, isoalkanes, cyclics. Based on a category-approach data are read-across to hydrocarbons, C6-C7, n-alkanes, isoalkanes, cyclics, < 5% n-hexane. According to a study by Shell (1997) the test substance is readily biodegradable. Therefore, according to REACh legislation, Annex IX,, column 2, no further degradation testing is required.