Table 5.

Predicted M values for the principal volatile organic compoundsa detected under different storage conditions

Storage conditionPredicted M value (ppm) for:
Phenylethyl alcoholAcetoin2,3-Butanediol2-Methyl butanoic acid1-Octen-3-olButanoic acidHexanoic acidEthyl hexanoateEthyl octanoateDimethyl sulfide2-Ethyl-1-hexanol
Air (A)5.65215.005.02120.001.302.5032.0035.040.002.960.50
MAP1.52100.004.02NDb30.0014.0020.00ND35.0010.0ND
Vacuum packaging (V)0.036.001.40ND0.0285.009.08NDND3.000.06
Active vacuum packaging (AV)ND9.030.18ND0.01120.0012.00ND0.101.800.02
  • a The compounds were identified by comparison with the mass spectra and retention times of a known standard (Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO).

  • b ND, under the detection limit.