Behind the Science, S2 Ep6: Dimple Shah on detecting phthalates in whisky

Video   Sep 15, 2017


Got phthalates? We hope not. Jen talks with senior scientist Dimple Shah
about how these potential endocrine disruptors are found in food and
beverages such as distilled beverages and whisky. While phthalates may
not be listed in ingredients, the concern is that they could pass as a
leachable from packaging for cosmetics or personal care products, or
from a contact material in beverage production into a bottle. In fact,
for whisky import to China, a certificate of analysis is required for
phthalates. The problem is that screening by GC/MS can result in false
positives. Dimple discusses a robust and reliable LC-MS/MS method for
quantifying phthalates. Here's the application note:

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