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Tests of potential functional barriers for laminated multilayer food packages. Part I: Low molecular weight permeants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11027031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The advent of the functional barrier concept in food packaging has brought with it a requirement for fast tests of permeation through potential barrier materials. In such tests it would be convenient for both foodstuffs and materials below the functional barrier (sub-barrier materials) to be represented by standard simulants. By means of inverse gas chromatography, liquid paraffin spiked with appropriate permeants was considered as a potential simulant of sub-barrier materials based on polypropylene (PP) or similar polyolefins. Experiments were performed to characterize the kinetics of the permeation of low molecular weight model permeants (octene, toluene and isopropanol) from liquid paraffin, through a surrogate potential functional barrier (25 microns-thick oriented PP) into the food stimulants olive oil and 3% (w/v) acetic acid. These permeation results were interpreted in terms of three permeation kinetic models regarding the solubility of a particular model permeant in the post-barrier medium (i.e. the food simulant). The results obtained justify the development and evaluation of liquid sub-barrier simulants that would allow flexible yet rigorous testing of new laminated multilayer packaging materials.
J Simal-Gándara; M Sarria-Vidal; A Koorevaar; R Rijk
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-18     Completed Date:  2000-10-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Analytical and Food Chemistry Department, University of Vigo, Ourense, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
2-Propanol / pharmacokinetics
Acetic Acid / pharmacokinetics
Alkenes / pharmacokinetics
Chromatography, Gas
Food Contamination / prevention & control
Food Packaging*
Mineral Oil / pharmacokinetics
Models, Chemical
Molecular Weight
Polypropylenes / chemistry*
Toluene / pharmacokinetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Alkenes; 0/Polypropylenes; 108-88-3/Toluene; 111-66-0/1-octene; 64-19-7/Acetic Acid; 67-63-0/2-Propanol; 8020-83-5/Mineral Oil

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