2-bromophenol

9.1 µg per capsule

Bromophenol, inky, like a museum or old TV set”

Certified soft drinks flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of bromophenol character. Bromophenols can taint soft drinks through ingredients, water or packaging. They can also arise through growth of contaminant Alicylclobacillus bacteria in raw materials. Taints of this type impart unpleasant inky notes often described by consumers as 'chemical' or 'contaminated'.

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

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Technical specification

Assessment
The best way to detect antiseptic taints in soft drinks caused by bromophenols 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
9.1 µg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of 2-bromophenol in soft drinks ranges from 70 to 230 ng/ l.
Origins
Bromophenols can taint product through ingredients, water or packaging. Associated with use of recycled wood and cardboard. Can also arise due to growth of Alicyclobacillus bacteria in ingredients.
Importance
2-Bromophenol imparts an unpleasant note, described by consumers as ‘chemical’ or ‘contaminated’. It is often associated with the presence of guaiacol when produced as a result of spoilage by bacteria.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number for 2-bromophenol is 95-56-7.
Other names
  • bromophenol
  • o-bromophenol
  • ortho-bromophenol
Remarks
Bromophenolic taints can be caused by several compounds, of which 2-bromophenol is only one. The flavour produced by this compound is typical of the group.
Threshold distribution
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Capsules per pot
10
Legal notices
This product is protected by the following trade marks and patents:
  • US Patent no. D679900
  • European Community Trade Mark
    Registration no. 009937574
  • European Community Trade Mark
    Registration no. 009856527
  • US Trade Mark Registration no. 4345057
  • US Trade Mark Registration no. 4345056
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