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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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The estimated 96 hour LC50 for aquatic invertebrates was calculated to range from 7.02 to 69.43 mg/L

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No experimental data were available on the short-term toxic effects of category members on aquatic invertebrates. Due to the difficulty associated with aquatic toxicity testing with gases, QSAR calculations are considered suitable to estimate the effect concentration. ECOSAR Program v1.00 in EPI Suite v4.00 was used, which is acceptable with restrictions. QSAR calculations were conducted for substances which were representative of the carbon numbers of the members of the category (methane, ethane, propane, butane,isobutane and propane). The LC50 (96 hours) for invertebrates is estimated to range from 7.02 to 69.43 mg.l-1in fresh water.