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Category name:
Fatty Acid Glycerides_PHASE II

Justifications and discussions

Category definition:
This category comprises mono-, di-, and tri-esters of carboxylic acids with glycerol. The carbon chain length of the fatty acids ranges from C7 to C20, mainly saturated but also unsaturated C16' and C18' as well as C22'. In one case, there is an additional functional group (OH) attached ti the alkyl chain, what does not eliminate this substance from the category because of similarities in properties and mode of action.
Category description:
The category applies to all systemic and local mammalian toxicity endpoints as well as ecotoxic and environmental fate endpoints (biodegradation).