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Conclusion on classification

Environmental classification and labelling of a substance is generally based on data from short-term aquatic toxicity results, the ready biodegradability of the substance and an experimentally determined BCF (or if absent the measured octanol/water partition coefficient). Available adequate chronic toxicity data is also relevant for the assessment of long-term aquatic hazards (Regulation 286/2011/EC).

Short-term aquatic toxicity data is available for two trophic levels (daphnia and algae). The lowest short-term EC50 is for daphnia, which is a 48-hour EC50 of 0.7 mg/l. Since the EC50 is between 0.1 and 1.0 mg/L, the substance is classified as Acute Cat 1 short-term hazards to the aquatic environment according to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC.

Chronic aquatic toxicity data is only available for one trophic level (algae). Therefore, the long-term hazard has been assessed based on both:

a) The chronic aquatic toxicity data for algae (ErC10 = 2.69 mg/L) and ready biodegradability of the substance, which results in a non chronic clasiffication and;

b) The acute aquatic toxicity data for daphnia (EC50 = 0.7 mg/L) and environmental fate data (readily biodegradable and log Kow of >6), which results in a Category Chronic 1 classification

and classifying according to the most stringent outcome.


Thus it is concluded that the substance is classified Aquatic Chronic 1 (H411, M factor of 1) according to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC & adaptation 286/2011/EC.


According to the old DSD regulation, Directive 67/548/EEC, the substance would be classified as R50/53 based on the EC50 values of >1 and < 10 mg/L and log Kow of > 3.