6-chloro-o-cresol

15 µg per capsule

Chlorocresol, like a hospital or antiseptic solution”

Certified soft drinks flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of chlorocresol character. 6-Chloro-o-cresol contaminates soft drinks through ingredients, water or packaging materials.Such is its flavour-activity it can also taint product through airborne transmission. It imparts an antiseptic, medicinal note to contaminated products, regarded by consumers as unpleasant and tainted even at low levels.

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

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Flavour standard information

Technical specification

Assessment
The best way to detect medicinal, antiseptic taints associated with low concentrations of 6-chloro-o-cresol 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
15 µg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of 6-chloro-o-cresol in soft drinks is 20 to 100 ng / l.
Origins
6-Chloro-o-cresol contaminates soft drinks through ingredients, water or packaging materials. It can rise in production environments through admixture of phenolic detergents and chlorine cleaning agents.
Importance
6-Chloro-o-cresol Imparts an antiseptic, medicinal note to contaminated soft drinks. It is regarded by consumers as unpleasant and tainted even when present at low levels.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number for 6-chloro-o-cresol is 87-64-9.
Other names
  • 6-chloro-ortho-cresol
  • 2-methyl-6-chlorophenol
  • 2-chloro-6-methylphenol
Remarks
Use of drain cleaners containing 6-chloro-o-cresol has been associated with several such taint problems. Factory emissions of low levels of 6-chloro-o-cresol, produced during manufacture of herbicides have been shown to be capable of contaminating food products made up to 8 km away by transmission through air.
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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