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The stability of 3 plastic additives in 3 EU aqueous food simulants (distilled water, 3% acetic acid, 15% aqueous ethanol), one fatty simulant (olive oil) and in the alternative simulants 95% aqueous ethanol and isooctane were studied under various time-temperature conditions. The tested additives were bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and octadecyl 3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl) propionate (Irganox 1076). Following the time-temperature exposure, the additive samples were solvent extracted from aqueous simulants. The extracts of DEHA, DEHP and Irganox 1076 samples were analysed by gas chromatography on a non polar 5% phenyl methyl polysiloxane capillary column. The results showed that DEHA, DEHP and Irganox 1076 were stable at 40 C and 100 C in ethanol or acid containing aqueous simulants. The various additives were also stable in olive oil as well as in the alternative fatty simulant isooctane.

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Authors: SIMONEAU C, JRC Ispra (IT);HANNAERT P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Symposium on Food Packaging, Budapest (HU), September 11-13, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40044 ORA
Record Number: 199611265 / Last updated on: 1996-10-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en