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Researchers from Science University of Malaysia Report Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Solvents

February 28, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Solvents. According to news reporting originating in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A cloud point extraction (CPE) process using non-ionic surfactant (DC193C) to extract selected paraben compounds from water samples was investigated using reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). The CPE process with the presence of -cyclodextrin (CD) functionalized ionic liquid as a modifier (CPE-DC193C-CD-IL) is a new extraction technique that has been applied on the optimization of parameters, i.e., pH, CD-IL concentration and phase volume ratio."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Science University of Malaysia, "This CPE-DC193C-CD-IL method is facilitated at 30 degrees C, showing great losses of water content in the surfactant-rich phase, resulting in a high pre-concentration factor and high distribution coefficient. The developed method CPE-DC193C-CD-IL did show enhanced properties compared to the CPE method without the modifier (CPE-DC193C). The developed method of CPE-DC193C-CD-IL gives an excellent performance on the detection of parabens from water samples with the limit of detection falling in the range of 0.013-0.038 g mL(-1)."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Finally, the inclusion complex formation, hydrogen bonding, and - interaction between the CD-IL, benzyl paraben (ArP), and DC 193C were proven using H-1 NMR and 2D NOESY spectroscopy."

For more information on this research see: Cloud Point Extraction of Parabens Using Non-Ionic Surfactant with Cylodextrin Functionalized Ionic Liquid as a Modifier. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2013;14(12):24531-24548. International Journal of Molecular Sciences can be contacted at: Mdpi Ag, Postfach, Ch-4005 Basel, Switzerland (see also Solvents).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.S. Noorashikin, Univ Sci Malaysia, Adv Med & Dental Inst, Kepala Batas 13200, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Additional authors for this research include M. Raoov, S. Mohamad and M.R. Abas.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Malaysia, Solvents, Pulau Pinang, Ionic Liquids

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