Determination of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate in Commercial Body Care Products

September 1, 2014
Shimadzu

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Jeff Head, MS

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John Kinyanjui, PhD

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Mark Talbott, PhD

Application Notebook

Application Notebook, Application Notebook-09-01-2014, Volume 0, Issue 0

A method for quantifying the percent sulfate associated with sodium lauryl sulfate (also referred to as sodium dodecyl sulfate) and sodium laureth sulfate (also referred to as sodium lauryl ether sulfate) found in commonly used commercial body care products using FT-IR attenuated total reflectance (ATR) spectroscopy is outlined.