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An Internet compendium of analytical methods and spectroscopic information for monomers and additives used in food packaging plastics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11103275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An internet website (http:¿ has been produced as a means of dissemination of methods of analysis and supporting spectroscopic information on monomers and additives used for food contact materials (principally packaging). The site which is aimed primarily at assisting food control laboratories in the European Union contains analytical information on monomers, starting substances and additives used in the manufacture of plastics materials. A searchable index is provided giving PM and CAS numbers for each of 255 substances. For each substance a data sheet gives regulatory information, chemical structures, physico-chemical information and background information on the use of the substance in particular plastics, and the food packaging applications. For monomers and starting substances (155 compounds) the infra-red and mass spectra are provided, and for additives (100 compounds); additionally proton NMR are available for about 50% of the entries. Where analytical methods have been developed for determining these substances as residual amounts in plastics or as trace amounts in food simulants these methods are also on the website. All information is provided in portable document file (PDF) format which means that high quality copies can be readily printed, using freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader software. The website will in future be maintained and up-dated by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) as new substances are authorized for use by the European Commission (DG-ENTR formerly DGIII). Where analytical laboratories (food control or other) require reference substances these can be obtained free-of-charge from a reference collection housed at the JRC and maintained in conjunction with this website compendium.
J Gilbert; C Simoneau; D Cote; A Boenke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-18     Completed Date:  2000-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  889-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Data Display
European Union
Food Contamination / analysis
Food Packaging / legislation & jurisprudence*,  standards
Information Services*
Plasticizers / analysis*
Plastics / chemistry*
Spectrum Analysis / methods
User-Computer Interface
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plasticizers; 0/Plastics

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