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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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delta-Valerolacton is readily biodegradable (according to OECD criteria).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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For the assessment of biodegradability a non-GLP test according to OECd guideline 301E was identified. As inoculum, non-adapted domestic activated sludge from a laboratory scale STP was used. After 8 days the test substance was degraded at an amount of 80 -90% related to the DOC elimination (BASF 1990).