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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Readily biodegradable: 86.8% (O2 consumption) in 28 days

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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The ready biodegradability of 2-ethylhexyl oleate (CAS 26399 -02 -0) was tested in a CO2 -evolution test according to OECD 301B and to GLP (King 1994). The biodegradation of 10.3 mg/L organic carbon of the test substance was monitored for 28 days. After 28 days, 86.8% of the initial test substance was degraded. This is in consistence with all further members of the category for which ready biodegradability was observed. Based on these findings, the substance 2-ethylhexyl oleate is considered to be readily biodegradable.