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Soybean oil, epoxidised is considered to be readily biodegradable. This was proven in a study conducted by Dr. A.V. Schulthess in 1988 using OECD 301B guideline:

A ready biodegradability test was conducted on Soybean oil, epoxidised using bacteria from a sewage treatment plant. Aniline was used as a reference substance.

After 28 days:

The biodegradation calculated as percentage of measured amount of CO2 over the theory was:

10 mg test substance/L = 79 % in 28 days

20 mg test substance/L = 92 % in 28 days

Therefore, Soybean oil, epoxidised is readily biodegradable.


According to the REACH guidelines no further Environmental Fate studies are required as Soybean Oil, epoxidised in considered to be readily biodegrable.