Benzene has recently been detected as a contaminant in many personal care products (PCPs), including hand sanitizer, sunscreen, and dry shampoo. As benzene is a Class 1 Residual Solvent and known carcinogen, its removal from PCPs is of utmost importance and urgency. Similarly, other carcinogens and toxic compounds are regularly found in trace amounts in other consumer products, including formaldehyde in fragrances and pharmaceutical excipients, as well as mineral oil saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons (MOSH/MOAH) in recycled packaging materials. Real-time mass spectrometry provides an attractive option for rapid testing of consumer products for extractables, leachables, impurities, contaminants, and residual solvents. Selected-Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) offers the ability to measure VOCs from whole air, in real-time. This allows for measurement of acute exposure during a spray event of a PCP, or for headspace measurements from sealed vials, providing 10-to-20-fold faster results than traditional methods.
This webinar will cover the rapid quantitation of the following:
- Benzene from several consumer products via both chamber and headspace analyses
- Formaldehyde from fragrance products via headspace
- Formaldehyde from gelucire excipient via headspace
- MOSH/MOAH detection in various types of recycled packaging
Join us to learn how SIFT-MS is simply faster for the analysis of volatile impurities in consumer goods.