450 ng per capsule

Musty, like corked wine with a rubbery overtone”

Certified soft drinks flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of musty character. Tribromoanisoles contaminate soft drinks through ingredients, water, air and packaging materials. The compounds arise from the action of moulds on common environmental contaminants. Bromooanisoles are extremely flavour-active. They impart unpleasant musty odours, reminiscent of damp cellars or corked wine.

Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.

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Technical specification

The best way to detect musty taints caused by haloanisoles such as 2,4,6-tribromoanisole is as follows. Without covering the glass, swirl the sample to release the aroma. Take a single short sniff. Repeat as necessary.
Amount of flavour per capsule
450 ng per capsule
The flavour threshold of 2,4,6-tribromoanisole in soft drinks ranges from <10 to 500 ng / l.
2,4,6-Tribromoanisole contaminates soft drinks through ingredients, water, air or packaging materials. Taints from such haloanisoles are associated with use of recycled materials such as wood and cardboard. 2,4,6-Tribromoanisole is derived from methylation of bromophenols by moulds.
2,4,6-Tribromoanisole imparts an unpleasant musty odour which is reminiscent of damp cellars or corked wine. This is one of the few flavours that can taint soft drinks through airborne contamination, even after the product has been packaged.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number for 2,4,6-tribromoanisole is 607-99-8.
Other names
  • tribromoanisole
  • TBA
  • 1,3,5-tribromo-2-methoxybenzene
  • methyl 2,4,6-tribromophenyl ether
2,4,6-Tribromoanisole is one of several bromoanisoles that can taint soft drinks. The flavour produced by this compound is typical. It can be detected, but not recognized at concentrations well below the recognition flavour threshold.
Threshold distribution
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This product is protected by the following trade marks and patents:
  • US Patent no. D679900
  • European Community Trade Mark
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  • European Community Trade Mark
    Registration no. 009856527
  • US Trade Mark Registration no. 4345057
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