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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Isopropyl palmitate was shown to be readily biodegradable with a biodegradation of 91.3% after 28 days (OECD 301B).

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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The ready biodegradability of Isopropyl palmitate was tested in a CO2-evolution test according to OECD 301B and to GLP (King 1993). After 28 days, 91.3% of the initial test substance was degraded. This result is in consistence with all further members of the category for which ready biodegradability was observed.

Based on these findings, the substance Isopropyl Palmitate is considered to be readily biodegradable.