skatole

2.0 µg per capsule

Skatole, like animal faeces”

Certified water flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of skatole character. Skatole is formed by bacteria growing in water, or contributed, pre-formed, via ground water pollution. The compound imparts an unpleasant, somewhat nauseating, faecal note to water. It can also be indicative of faecal contamination of the water supply.

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 faecal odour in water is as follows. Cover the sample with your hand and swirl the glass to release the aroma. Remove your hand and take a single long sniff. Repeat as necessary.
Amount of flavour per capsule
2.0 µg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of skatole in water is 700 ng / l.
Origins
Skatole is formed by bacteria growing in water, or contributed, pre-formed, by ground water pollution. It is produced by bacteria from tryptophan.
Importance
In addition to contributing an unpleasant, somewhat nauseating, faecal note to water, the presence of skatole can also indicate contamination of the water supply chain with faecal bacteria.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number for skatole is 83-34-1.
Other names
  • beta-methyl indole
  • β-methylindole
  • scatole
  • skatol
  • 3-methylindole
  • 3-MI
  • 3-methyl-1H-indole
  • 3-methyl-4,5-benzopyrrole
Remarks
Indole and DMS may often be found in water which contains skatole.
Threshold distribution
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Capsules per pot
10
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