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Surfactant Analysis in Pharmaceuticals and Industrial Products

Surfactant is a surface-active compound that can lower surface and interfacial tensions at the gas-liquid-solid interface. Play an important role in establishment and development by acting as a dispersant, cleaning agent, foaming agent, and wetting agent. Emulsifier and agent.

Cationic surfactants are utilized in a variety of applications, including crushing, corrosion, rust prevention, mineral flotation, and sterilizing. Dyes, textiles, insecticides, paper, fiber, food, glass, pharmaceuticals, and other industries all employ non-ionic surfactants. Similarly, amphoteric surfactants are used in cosmetics, shower gels, shampoos, and other personal care products, as well as antistatic agents and industrial softeners. Furthermore, the surfactant has an antibacterial effect, which inhibits the growth of pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, algae, and viruses, ensuring that medicinal preparations are free of hazardous microorganisms.

Surfactant Analysis in Pharmaceuticals and Industrial Products

Customers can use Alfa Chemistry's laboratory to detect and quantify low-level surfactants in industrial solid and liquid products and formulations. For surfactants in pharmaceutical and industrial applications, we have a wide range of analytical capabilities and alternatives. Expertise in the study of defoamers and dispersants, in addition to surfactants, is frequently applied to these items.

Analytical support for existing product manufacturing, new product introductions filed to the US Food and Drug Administration, and competitor product analyses are just a few examples of applications. Alfa Chemistry assists customers in determining if surfactants are subject to detergent guidelines or international standards.

Learn About Our Capabilities and Technology

Our analysis of surfactants, defoamers and dispersants includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Non-ionic surfactants - alkoxylates based on polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polypropylene glycol (PPG) (including nonylphenol ethoxylate NPE)
  • Anionic surfactants - alkyl sulfate, alkyl benzene sulfonate, phosphate ester
  • Cationic surfactants - quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Amphoteric surfactants, such as cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB)
  • Defoamer - silicone copolymer and acetylene glycol
  • Dispersant with various structures and functions
  • Separation, characterization and quantification of mixed surfactant systems in formulated products

Our surfactant analysis technologies include but are not limited to the following:

  • Comprehensive classical chemical analysis, titration, colorimetry
  • Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)
  • Other mass spectrometry instruments, such as liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • Solution state NMR Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Chromatography, including HPLC and gel permeation chromatography (GPC) with ultraviolet, evaporative light scattering detector (ELSD), refractive index (RI) detection, gas chromatography (GC) for chain length distribution
  • Surface tension measurement

Our surfactant analysis technologies

To learn more about our Surfactant Analysis in Pharmaceuticals and Industrial Products services, or to talk to one of our experts, please contact us immediately.