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Methods for the detection of morpholine in apples

An assessment of methods to detect morpholine, a chemical emulsifier used in the process of waxing fruit, which is banned in the EU.

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Methods for the detection of morpholine in apples

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This peer reviewed paper assesses methods to detect morpholine in apples, which outlines an amine acetylation derivatisation method using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry as the preferred method.

Published 1 August 2012