Ethanol in Hand Sanitizer Using SPME

Applying hand sanitizer.

During cold and flu season, it is very important to consistently wash your hands. If no soap and water are available many people use hand sanitizer. The Centers of Disease Control recommends that hand sanitizer contain at least 60% alcohol (ethanol) in order for the sanitizer to be effective in killing germs. This application will examine the percent alcohol in hand sanitizer samples using Solid Phase Micro Extraction.

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