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Determination of Diethanolamine in Shampoo Products Containing Fatty Acid Diethanolamides by Liquid Chromatography with a Thermal Energy Analyzer

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A liquid chromatography (LC) method using a thermal energy analyzer (TEA) is described for the determination of diethanolamine (DEA) in shampoo products containing fatty acid diethanolamides. DEA was converted to N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) by dissolving a portion of the product in 6M acetic acid and mixing with sodium nitrite for 1 h at room temperature. The reaction mixture was dried, dissolved in acetone, and analyzed for NDELA by LC-TEA. The recovery of DEA from 2 shampoo products at fortification levels of 25, 250, and 1000 ppm ranged from 70 to 105%. Twenty shampoo products were analyzed by this method, and 19 were found to contain DEA at levels ranging from 140 to 15 200 ppm.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy, College Park, MD 20740.

Publication date: March 1, 2005

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  • The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL publishes refereed papers and reviews in the fields of chemical, biological and toxicological analytical chemistry for the purpose of showcasing the most precise, accurate and sensitive methods for analysis of foods, food additives, supplements and contaminants, cosmetics, drugs, toxins, hazardous substances, pesticides, feeds, fertilizers and the environment available at that point in time. The scope of the Journal includes unpublished original research describing new analytical methods, techniques and applications; improved approaches to sampling, both in the field and the laboratory; better methods of preparing samples for analysis; collaborative studies substantiating the performance of a given method; statistical techniques for evaluating data. The Journal will also publish other articles of general interest to its audience, e.g., technical communications; cautionary notes; comments on techniques, apparatus, and reagents.
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