220 ng per capsule

Musty, like corked wine or a damp cellar”

Certified soft drinks flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of musty character. Trichloroanisoles contaminate soft drinks through ingredients, water, air and packaging materials. The compounds arise from the action of moulds on common environmental contaminants. Chroloroanisoles 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-trichloroanisole 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
220 ng per capsule
The flavour threshold of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole in soft drinks ranges from 5 to 100 ng / l.
2,4,6-Trichloroanisole contaminates soft drinks through ingredients, water, air or packaging materials Taints from chloroanisoles are often associated with use of recycled materials such as wood and cardboard. Trichloroanisoles are derived from methylation of chlorophenols by moulds and for this reason such taints are often associated with damp, mouldy environments..
2,4,6-Trichloroanisole 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-trichloroanisole is 87-40-1.
Other names
  • methyl 2,4,6-trichlorophenyl ether
  • 1,3,5-trichloro-2-methoxybenzene
  • TCA
2,4,6-Trichloroanisole is one of several chloroanisoles 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
Capsules per pot
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  • US Patent no. D679900
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    Registration no. 009856527
  • US Trade Mark Registration no. 4345057
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