Rapid liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry-based method for the analysis of alcohol ethoxylates and alkylphenol ethoxylates in environmental samples

Patrick DeArmond and Amanda DiGoregorio. Journal of Chromatography A. August 2013.

Summary

Alcohol ethoxylates and alkylphenol ethoxylates are a class of surfactants that are common components of household and industrial detergents. They have also been reportedly used in hydraulic fracturing fluids. The EPA has developed an analytical method for the rapid determination and quantification of 152 chemically-related compounds in drinking water, surface water, and ground water. This work was conducted as part of the Analytical Methods Development research project. 

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