PMID: 40363Aug 1, 1979

Stability of patulin at ph 6.0-8.0 and 25 degrees c

Zeitschrift Für Lebensmittel-Untersuchung Und -Forschung
R E Brackett, E H Marth


Patulin was tested for stability at pH values of 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, and 8.0, using Sörensen's phosphate buffer at 25 degrees C. Patulin was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. When the percentage of patulin remaining was plotted versus reaction time, apparent first-order reaction plots were obtained. Reaction rate constants for disappearance of patulin ranged from 1.1 x 10(-2) h at pH 8.0-5.3 x 10(-4) h at pH 6.0. Values for half-life were calculated and ranged from 64 h at pH 8.0 to 1310 h at pH 6.0.


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