ethyl fenchol

23 µg per capsule

Earthy, like damp or freshly-dug soil”

Certified soft drinks flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of earthy character. Ethyl fenchol primarily taints soft drinks via use of contaminated formulation water. It is formed in lakes, reservoirs and water distribution systems by microorgamisms and through decomposition of dead microbes. It imparts an unpleasant earthy odour which is reminiscent of damp or freshly-dug soil.

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

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Technical specification

Assessment
Te best way to pick up earthy taints in soft drinks caused by ethyl fenchol 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
23 µg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of ethyl fenchol in soft drinks is 7 µg / l.
Origins
Ethyl fenchol is introduced into soft drinks through use of contaminated formulation water. It is formed by Actinobacteria in lakes, reservoirs and water distribution systems. It is produced by both actively-growing organisms and through cell lysis and decomposition.
Importance
Ethyl fenchol imparts an unpleasant earthy odour to soft drinks which is reminiscent of damp soi or freshly-dug soil.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number for ethyl fenchol is 18368-91-7.
Other names
  • 2-ethyl fenchol
  • 2-ethyl-1,3,3-trimethyl bicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-ol
  • 2-ethyl-1,3,3-trimethyl-2-norbornanol
  • 2-ethyl-1,3,3-trimethyl-2,2-norbornanol
  • 6-ethyl-1,5,5-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-6-ol
Remarks
Ethyl fenchol is an occasional problem with surface abstracted waters. Its formation can be influenced by weather conditions, where warm weather can lead to concentration of organic materials in the water and growth of microorganisms.
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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