Specific migration of Bisphenol-A Diglycidyl Ether (BADGE) and its derivatives in four different temperatures in epoxy lacquer

Soheyl Eskandari, Samira Siami, Morteza Shahrestani, Abdulrasoul Oromiehie, Maryam Mizani




     Migration of compounds from packaging materials is one of the most important aspects of food safety. Epoxy resins have been in inner coatings of food cans since the 1960s. These resins can be produced from Bisphenol-A Diglycidyl Ether (BADGE) that is also utilized as a starter. Migration of potentially toxic compounds in epoxy resins used for commercial cans is a very important food safety issue. Residual BADGE from epoxy coating can be hydrolyzed and chlorohydrolysed into two degradation products, which correspond to its first and second hydrolysis and chlorohydrolyse products. Specific migration of these compounds was evaluated in two water-based food stimulants: %3 acetic acid and %15 ethanol at various temperatures (-6, 5, 25 and 40 ̊C) during 10 days. Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) was used to fortify analysts. A flourimetric-detection RP-HPLC was applied to separation and quantification of BADGE, its hydrolysis and chlorohydroxy derivatives. The EU has adjusted the specific migration limit of these compounds in food due to migration from can coatings. Higher levels of migration were found in 15% ethanol than 3% acetic acid. The results illustrated that decreasing of temperature up to –6 ̊C was increased migration. The highest concentration was observed in BADGE.H2O up to 0.9 mg/Kg. Migration of these compounds takes place in food stimulants; the amounts were lower than exceeding EU limits.


Migration; Epoxy resins; BADGE, Bisphenol-A diglycidyl ether; RP-HPLC.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/jps.v5i2.5941


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