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Environmental fate & pathways

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The substance is inherently biodegradable. Average 58% are mineralized within 28 days, whereas the remaining substance is bound to the sludge or incorporated into the sludge biomass.

The substance was tested for ready biodegradability and inherent biodegradability. Based on the results of the tests performed, the substance can neither be considered as readily biodegradable nor inherently biodegradable fulfilling specific criteria. However, in the key studies for ready and inherent biodegradability, the substance exhibited a significant amount of mineralization within 28 days, i.e., average 45% (OECD 301 B) and 58% (OECD 302 B), respectively. Besides, at the end of the incubation periods, the plateau phases were not reached. Hence, although the substance cannot be regarded as rapidly degradable in the environment, it shows a significant potential for biodegradation and is not expected to be persistent.