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|Title:||Development of a Multimethod for the Determination of Photoinitiators in Beverage Packaging|
|Authors:||SANCHEZ SILVA A.; PASTORELLI Sarah; CRUZ J.m.; SIMONEAU CATHERINE; PASEIRO-LOSADA P.|
|Citation:||JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE vol. 73 no. 2 p. 92-99|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|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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