Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 2, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

Extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for direct characterization of cosmetic products

Author affiliations

Abstract

As daily necessities in large populations, quality control is mandatory for cosmetic products in order to guarantee their efficacy and safety. Traditionally, analysis of cosmetics is slow due to the dedicated sample pretreatment steps required. With neutral desorption extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ND-EESI-MS), trace illicit additives including sunscreens, hormones, and antibiotics etc. in many types of cosmetics can be quantitatively detected at sub-low-ppb levels, requiring no sample pretreatment. This review briefly summarizes the technique development and application of ND-EESI-MS for the rapid analysis of cosmetic products. The future trend of ND-EESI-MS for cosmetic analysis is also concisely discussed.

Graphical abstract: Extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for direct characterization of cosmetic products

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 07 Aug 2012, accepted on 09 Oct 2012 and first published on 09 Oct 2012


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25876E
Citation: Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 311-315

  •   Request permissions

    Extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for direct characterization of cosmetic products

    X. Zhang, N. Wang, Y. Zhou, Y. Liu, J. Zhang and H. Chen, Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 311
    DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25876E

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements