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A reliable, GLP compliant experimental aerobic ready biodegradability study was conducted according to EG-guideline 92/69/EWG (equivalent to the OECD 301A Guideline (ready biodegradability: DOC Die Away Test) and ISO 7827 method). There were no deviations from the test guideline and the validity criteria for testing of ready biodegradability according to OECD criteria were fulfilled. The reference substance aniline showed 95% degradation (DOC removal) after 5 days, however only 1% degradation (DOC removal) of the test substance, 2-[[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]methylamino]ethanol (CAS 2212-32-0), was shown after 28 days.

It is therefore concluded that 2-[[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]methylamino]ethanol is not readily biodegradable.  

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