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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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Fatty acids, C16-18, esters with pentaerythritol (CAS-No. 85116-93-4) is not harmful to aquatic invertebrates.

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One study, investigating the short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates of Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsatd., tetraesters with pentaerythritol (CAS-No. 68604-44-4), was used as read across for Fatty acids, C16-18, esters with pentaerythritol (CAS-No. 85116-93-4). This substance is structurally and composition related to Fatty acids, C16-18, esters with pentaerythritol (CAS-No. 85116-93-4). The static study (Wierich, 1998) with Daphnia magna according to EU Method C.2 (Acute Toxicity for Daphnia) showed no immobilisation after 48 h at the tested concentration (100 mg/L). Therefore, the EL0 (48h) was ≥ 100 mg/L and the EL50 (48h) > 100 mg/l. A conclusion by analogue approach has been applied. Based on the analogy it can be concluded that no toxicological effects on aquatic invertebrates are expected for Fatty acids, C16-18, esters with pentaerythritol (CAS-No.85116-93-4). Therefore, the substance is not harmful to aquatic invertebrates.