Identification of 4-bromo-2-chlorophenol as a contaminant responsible for organoleptic taint in melons.

An off-odour, described by the growers as similar to profenofos, occurred in melons in which this pesticide had been used in crop treatment. However, profenofos, O-(4-bromo-2-chlorophenyl) O-ethyl S-propyl phosphorothioate, could not be detected in the melons using GC/MS although a component with a shorter retention time was found. Concentration of melon… CONTINUE READING