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Analysis of alcohol in cosmetic products by headspace gas chromatography – mass spectrometry


Hashim, Puziah and Che Man, Yaakob and Kassim, Norrahimah (2009) Analysis of alcohol in cosmetic products by headspace gas chromatography – mass spectrometry. In: 3rd IMT-GT International Symposium on Halal science and Management 2009, 21-22 Dec. 2009, KLIA Sepang, Malaysia. (pp. 110-114).


The Muslim consumers are very concerned of the presence of alcohol, in particular the presence of ethanol in cosmetic products. Nowadays, there are many cosmetic products in the market being labelled and claimed to be alcohol-free. In this study, our aim is to analyse the alcohol content in cosmetic products claimed to be alcohol-free using the headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) method. The linear concentration range is 1-1000ppm and the correlation coefficient is relatively good (R2=0.99270.) The method is very sensitive as the detection limit (LOD) and the limits of quantification (LOQ) of the ethanol are approximately 7ppb and 34ppb, respectively. Eleven samples of cosmetic product were analysed and the concentration range were 7ppb-600ppm.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Halal Products Research Institute
Publisher: Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Headspace; GC/MS; Ethanol; Cosmetic; Alcohol
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 03:57
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 00:18
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/19940
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