Title: Development of a Multimethod for the Determination of Photoinitiators in Beverage Packaging
Citation: JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE vol. 73 no. 2 p. 92-99
Publication Year: 2008
JRC Publication N°: JRC45930
ISSN: 0022-1147
URI: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/119392704/PDFSTART; http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119392704/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2007.00642.x
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Photoinitiators are ink components used in the printing of food packaging. The aim of the present study was to develop a multimethod for the analysis of photoinitiators in paperboard packages and commercial beverage packages. The proposed method is simple and fairly rapid. Extraction is carried out with acetonitrile. A reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method with UV detection was developed to quantify the 6 selected photoionitiators. Total HPLC time analysis was 30 min and the flow-rate was 1 mL/min. Method validation parameters such as linearity and detection limit are reported. Recovery of all photoinitiators (at 1 mg/kg) from orange juice was satisfactory (mean = 88.4%; ranging from 84.6% to 93.4%). Recovery of benzophenone and Irgacure 651 was good (ranging from 85.2% to 98.1% and 86.1% to 92.2%, respectively) at the 4 concentrations studied (0.1, 0.2, 0.5, and 1 mg/kg). Commercial beverage packages were analyzed and when photoinitiators were detected, the beverages were also analyzed.
JRC Institute:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

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