2,4,6-trichloroanisole

73 ng per capsule

Musty, like corked wine or a damp cellar”

Certified spirits flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of musty character. Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.

Flavour standard information

Technical specification

Assessment
The best way to detect 2,4,6-trichloroanisole in spirits 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
73 ng per capsule
Origins
2,4,6-Trichloroanisole is derived from methylation of chlorophenols by moulds.
Importance
2,4,6-trichloroanisole imparts an unpleasant musty odour to water which is reminiscent of damp cellars or corked wine.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole is 87-40-1.
Other names
  • methyl 2,4,6-trichlorophenyl ether
  • 1,3,5-trichloro-2-methoxybenzene
  • TCA
Remarks
2,4,6-Trichloroanisole is one of several chloroanisoles The flavour produced by this compound is typical. This compound can be detected, but not recognized at concentrations well below the recognition flavour threshold.
Threshold distribution
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Capsules per pot
10
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