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Lime oil is a Natural Complex Substance (NCS). The constituents of Lime oil are predominantly alicyclic unsaturated monoterpene hydrocarbons. Other constituents are alicyclic terpenoid hydrocarbons and acyclic monoterpene or terpenoid hydrocarbons. In the typical Lime oil (combined), the main constituent limonene is present at 44 %.

For 89 % of the constituents (12 substances) the available data are obtained in tests on the ready biodegradability, whereas for 7 substances or 10% of the composition, the results are based on data for closely related substances. Thus 99% of the composition of the NCS is in the category of readily biodegradable substances. 

Therefore, Lime oil is considered as readily biodegradable.

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