Investigations into the potential degradation of polycarbonate baby bottles during sterilization with consequent release of bisphenol A

Mountfort, Katrina A., Kelly, Janet, Jickells, Sue M. and Castle, Laurence (1997) Investigations into the potential degradation of polycarbonate baby bottles during sterilization with consequent release of bisphenol A. Food Additives and Contaminants, 14 (6-7). pp. 737-740. ISSN 0265-203X

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Abstract

Twenty-four brands of plastic baby feeding bottles were purchased and all were found to be made of polycarbonate. Taking a batch of one representative sample, the polymer was tested for stability and possible release of bisphenol A following domestic practice of sterilization. Sterilization was by alkaline hypochlorite, steam, or washing in an automatic dishwasher at 65°C with detergent. A total of 20 cycles of sterilization and subsequent food use were performed for each of the three procedures. Bisphenol A migration was in all cases not detectable in infant feed using a very sensitive method of liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection with a 0.03 mg/kg detection limit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bisphenol a,hydrolysis,migration,monomer,polycarbonate,sterilization
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 01:46
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 23:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62786
DOI: 10.1080/02652039709374584

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