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Dispersant and Surfactant Characterization Helps to Enhance Product Performance

With the extensive use of surfactants in many industrial fields, researchers have realized the increasing importance of characterizing surfactants in order to optimize their performance in various applications. Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry announced its powerful capability in dispersant and surfactant characterization, offering a wide range of surfactant analysis, elemental analysis, chemical trace analysis, contamination detection, reverse engineering, and de-formulation of chemical formulation services for clients worldwide. Alfa Chemistry can closely and systematically observe or study surface-active compounds, whether in the form of a mixture or finished product.

The past decades have witnessed the growing interest in employing surfactants in a wide array of industrial and consumer products, such as detergents, emulsifiers, paints, paper products, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.

“Our experienced technicians are skillful at utilizing various analysis techniques and methodologies, including ES-MS, LC-MS, and MALDI-TOF MS, in order to analyze and characterize dispersant and surfactant chemicals, additives, and materials,” said one of the senior scientists from Alfa Chemistry.

More specifically, the dispersant and surfactant characterization services delivered by Alfa Chemistry aim to achieve the following goals:

  • To detect and quantify detergents in biopharmaceutical products
  • To recognize cationic and amphoteric detergents
  • To identify anionic detergents, i.e., alkyl benzene sulfonate, ether sulfate
  • To identify alkoxylated non-ionic cleaners, i.e., alkylphenol ethoxylates, alcohol propoxylates, gasoline dispersants
  • To analyze low-level surfactants or complicated matrices

“Whether for customers from the pharmaceutical industry who need to monitor cleaning solutions or for customers who need to detect gasoline additives and analyze trace surfactants in soil, groundwater, and benthic fauna samples, we’re the second-to-non collaborator,” further added the spokesperson of Alfa Chemistry. “Likewise, the most current instruments, including ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), are utilized properly to separate, identify, and quantify surfactants of different matrices.”

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About Alfa Chemistry

Surfactants have widespread applications in various sectors. After constant innovation and continuous efforts, Alfa Chemistry not only provides a full range of affordable, high-quality, and reproducible surfactants, including but not limited to anionic surfactants, but also delivers customization, development, and analysis services to help global customers and organizations commercialize their surfactant products for pharmaceutical, agricultural and chemical applications.

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Last Updated: 06-Sep-2022