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- Identification and migration of degradation compounds from irradiation of multilayer polyamide 6 films for meat foodstuffs and cheese
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN)
- Univ Zaragoza
- The aim of this work was to identify the degradation compounds produced during irradiation of multilayer polyamide 6 (PA-6) films and to study their migration into water and 95% ethanol food simulant. After irradiation of multilayer PA-6 films at 3, 7 and 12 kGy, degradation compounds were extracted using solid-phase microextraction, for which the time and temperature of extraction and stirring were optimized, and identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Caprolactam, 2-cyclopentylcyclopentanone and aldehydes, among other compounds, were identified in the headspace of the films. Polydimethylsiloxane was considered the best fiber for extraction. The optimum conditions of time, temperature and stirring to extract the compounds were 20 min, 80 degrees C and 225 rpm. For validation purposes, the compounds were quantified in water and 95% ethanol and the results showed high sensitivity, good precision and accuracy. Migration of compounds from irradiated and non-irradiated multilayer PA-6 films into water and 95% ethanol food simulants was carried out at 40 degrees C for 10 days. The method was efficient for the quantification of decaldehyde, 2-cyclopentylcyclopentanone and caprolactam that migrated from multilayer PA-6 films into food simulants.
- Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Heidelberg: Springer Heidelberg, v. 391, n. 3, p. 847-857, 2008.
- Springer Heidelberg
- degradation compounds
- gamma radiation
- polyamide 6
- solid-phase microextraction
- gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
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