This test method covers commercial synthetic detergents and built detergent formulations that do not contain organic additives such as amides. This test method involves measurement of the ultraviolet absorbance of the sample at the maximum absorbance point for sodium alkylbenzene sulfonate and at a selected background point in order to determine the amount of active ingredient present. The percentage of alcohol-soluble matter, absorptivity value and percentage of active ingredient shall be calculated in accordance to the specified requirements.
1.1 This test method covers commercial synthetic detergents and built detergent formulations that do not contain organic additives such as amides. Optical dyes and materials normally found in formulated detergents do not interfere; however, materials other than sulfonates that possess strong ultraviolet absorptions must be absent. The indicated sample size and aliquoting scheme is based on samples containing 30 to 40% of active ingredient.
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