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Cinnamon leaf oil is a Natural Complex Substance (NCS) with eugenol as the main constituent, ranging from 70 - 85%. In a Closed Bottle test (OECD TG 301D) Cinnamon leaf oil was biodegraded by 96% at day 28. In addition all known constituents comprising 94.5% of the typical composition of this NCS are in the category of ready biodegradable substances. Therefore, Cinnamon leaf oil is considered readily biodegradable.

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