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DETERMINATION OF SURFACTANT SODIUM LAURYL ETHER SULFATE BY ION PAIRING CHROMATOGRAPHY WITH SUPPRESSED CONDUCTIVITY DETECTION

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Ye, M. Y., R. G. Walkup, AND K. D. Hill. DETERMINATION OF SURFACTANT SODIUM LAURYL ETHER SULFATE BY ION PAIRING CHROMATOGRAPHY WITH SUPPRESSED CONDUCTIVITY DETECTION. Journal of Liquid Chromatography 17(19):4087-4097, (1994).

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A method for the determination of the anionic Steol CS-330 surfactant is described. CS-330 is a complex mixture of oligomers due to the various sizes of fatty alcohols and the number of moles of the ethoxylation. The main component of CS-330 is sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES). Since a SLES molecule has a hydrophilic sulfate head and a hydrophobic alkyl ethoxyl tail, it is very difficult to separate these molecules with conventional reverse phase chromatography or ion exchange chromatography. This work uses ion pairing chromatography with suppressed conductivity detection. The separation of oligomers in CS-330 is achieved. SLES does not have UV-absorbing chromophores, therefore an optical detector is not very sensitive. Suppressed conductivity detection technique significantly increases sensitivity and a quantitation limit of 56.60 ppm is achieved.

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Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 11/01/1994
Record Last Revised: 03/18/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 128633