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DOI: 10.23977/corwm.2022.010101 | Downloads: 13 | Views: 1465


Orodu 1, Victor Enearepuadoh 1, Benson 1, Oguarabau 1


1 Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, P.M.B 071, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

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Effect of volatile components from banana (Musa species) on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaged water was studied using Gas chromatography (GC 7890) and mass spectrometer comprising automated liquid sampler and gas chromatograph interfaced to a mass spectrophotometer (MS) for analysis. Twelve components were quantified. Among them are Dibutyl phthalate (1.55%), Methylenebis (2, 4, 6-triisopropylphenylphosphine) (0.0886%), Diisooctyl phthalate (0.301%), Bis (2-ethylhexylester) (0.0586%), and Triethylcitrate (0.121%). The results showed that component of the PET was degraded by the volatiles from the banana leading to contamination of the water.


Banana, volatile components, GC-MS, Degradation and contamination


Orodu, Victor Enearepuadoh, Benson, Oguarabau, EFFECTS OF VOLATILE COMPONENTS FROM BANANA (Musa Species) ON POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE PACKAGED WATER. Corrosion and Wear of Materials (2022) Vol. 1: 1-7. DOI:


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