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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

Alkyl lactates, linear and branched, and fatty alcohols proved to be readily biodegradable in aerobic degradation tests.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

The main constituents of the registered product, tetradecyllactate and tetradecanol, are considered as readily biodegradable.