Application Brief

Analysis of Impurities in Hand Sanitizers by GC


Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, is one of the largest volume organic chemicals utilized in the manufacture of consumer products like household cleaners and personal care products. It is also a key chemical in industrial products like printing inks, adhesives, and sanitizers which have become central to the daily sanitation needs of humans around the globe. It is important to monitor the quality of ethanol used in these products to protect human and animal health.

This application brief utilizes gas chromatography (GC) to analyze trace level impurities that can be found in ethanol as per United States Pharmacopeia (USP) guideline. A short 10-minute analytical run time enables maximum laboratory productivity.