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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

The substance is readily biodegradable (OECD Guideline 301 B).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Zinc 3,5-bis(α-methylbenzyl)salicylate: Assessment of Ready Biodegradation: CO2 Evolution Test: readily biodegradable (according to OECD Guidelines)

The test material, zinc 3,5-bis(α-methylbenzyl)salicylate, attained 84% degradation after 28 days and therefore can be considered as readily biodegradable under the strict terms and conditions of the OECD Guidelines. The study was continued for a further 7 days after which time the test material had attained 94% degradation.