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PBT assessment: overall result

PBT status:
the substance is not PBT / vPvB

Classification of Sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate for effects in the environment:


The chemical Sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate (CAS no. 70609-66-4) is used as a surfactant in cosmetics. The aim was to assess whether the PBT criterion within Annex XIII was fulfilled for Sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate. The PBT criterion was herein assessed based on experimental data in conjunction with standardized environmental fate models. Here follows a description of the PBT assessment.



Persistence assessment

The tested substance does not fulfil the P criterion within Annex XIII based on the assessment that here follows:


Biotic degradation

Biodegradability of test chemical sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate (CAS no. 70609-66-4) was predicted using OECD QSAR tool box.v.3.3 using log Kow as primary descriptor. The test chemical sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate showed 84.2% biodegradability in 28 days by considering BOD as parameter and microorganisms as inoculum. Therefore it is concluded that the test chemical sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate is readily biodegradable.


Another prediction done by using Estimation Programs Interface Suite (EPI suite, 2017) to estimate the biodegradation potential of the test compound sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate (CAS no. 70609-66-4) in the presence of mixed populations of environmental microorganisms. The biodegradability of the substance was calculated using seven different models such as Linear Model, Non-Linear Model, Ultimate Biodegradation Timeframe, Primary Biodegradation Timeframe, MITI Linear Model, MITI Non-Linear Model and Anaerobic Model (called Biowin 1-7, respectively) of the BIOWIN v4.10 software. The results indicate that chemical sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate is expected to be readily biodegradable.


The experimental studies for the similar substances (CAS: 137-20-0 and 151-21-3) also indicate that the substances are readily biodegradable in nature.


Environmental fate

According to the fugacity model levels III, the most likely environmental fate for this test chemical is soil (i.e.estimated to 76.2%). In soil, Sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate was expected to have rapid to moderate mobility based upon an experimental LogKOC in the range 0 – 2.28. Thehalf-life in soil (30 days estimated by EPI suite) indicates that the chemical is not persistent in soil and the exposure risk to soil dwelling animals is moderate to low.


If released in to the environment, 23% of the chemical will partition into water according to the Mackay fugacity model level III in EPI suite version 4.1 (2017). However, the half-life (15 days estimated by EPI suite) indicates that the exposure risk to aquatic animals is moderate to low.


Moreover, its persistent characteristic is only observed in the sediment compartment but Fugacity modelling shows that sediment is not an important environmental fate (less than 1% when estimated by EPI Suite version 4.1).


Hence it has been concluded that Sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate is not persistent in nature.



Bioaccumulation assessment

The tested substance does not fulfil the B criterion within Annex XIII based on the assessment that here follows:


Theestimated BCF value from authoritative database was determined to be in the range 1 – 71 and theoctanol water partition coefficient of the test chemical is -0.65 which is less than the threshold of 4.5. If this chemical is released into the aquatic environment, there should be a low risk for the chemical to bioaccumulate in fish and food chains.


Toxicity assessment

The tested substance does not fulfil the T criterion within Annex XIII based on the assessment that here follows:



The tested chemical is regarded to be not classified for carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and reprotoxicity, Further, there is no evidence of chronic toxicity, as identified by the classifications STOT (repeated exposure), category 1(oral, dermal, inhalation of gases/vapours, inhalation of dust/mist/fume) or category 2 (oral, dermal, inhalation of gases/vapours, inhalation of dust/mist/fume).


Aquatic organisms

All of the available short-term eco-toxicity estimations for invertebrates and algae for the substance indicates the LC50/EC50 value to be > 100 mg/L. These value suggest that the substance is likely to be non-hazardous to Aquatic organisms at environmentally relevant concentrations and can be considered not classified as per the CLP regulation.


There are no available long-term toxicity evaluations for Sodium 2-[(1-oxododecyl)amino]ethanesulphonate. By speculation, long-term NOEC for aquatic organisms were not expected for the substance at concentration below 0.01 mg/L based on the data mentioned above


The chemical was therefore not considered as hazardous to aquatic environments as per the criteria set out in Annex XIII.



Based on critical, independent and collective evaluation of information summarized herein, the tested compound does not fulfil the P, B and T criterion and has therefore not been classified as a PBT compound within Annex XIII.