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Application Note: High Throughput Regulatory Analysis of Phthalates and Parabens in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products, using UPLC with Mass Dectection
24 December 2015

Phthalates and parabens are extensively used as preservatives and stabilizing agents in cosmetics and personal care products. Many are considered as hazardous, affecting the reproductive system and possibly carcinogenic. Many manufacturers are developing and labeling cosmetic and personal care products ‘free-from’ phthalates and parabens. This poster considers the method development, sample extraction and mass spectral analysis of parabens, phthalates, and triclocarben using UPLC coupled to a novel mass detector.