acta satech Journal of the Life & Physical Sciences Babcock

Spectrophotometric determination of aluminium in some antiperspirant and deodorant formulations marketed in Kano metropolitan
* Bayero, A. S.1, Mohammad, M. I.2, Khadija, K. B.1
1Department of Chemistry, Northwest University, PMB 3220 Kano-Nigeria 2Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Bayero University, Kano PMB 3011, Kano-Nigeria
September, 2017

Aluminium (Al) concentrations in different brands of deodorants and antiperspirants were determined using UV-visible spectrophotometer. The mean percentage Al concentration in Antiperspirants and deodorants were 7.33 + 7.61% and 10.38 + 6.06% respectively. The observed levels in both deodorant and antiperspirant samples were within the maximum permissible limit of 0-25% as recommended by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Statistical computations using t-test revealed that there is no significant difference in concentration of Al in same brands of Antiperspirants and Deodorants purchased from Sabon Gari and Supermarkets. However, Analysis of variance (ANOVA) revealed that Al content in deodorants is significantly higher than that in Antiperspirants (P<0.05). The levels were of the order B> D>E>A>C>F=G and B>A>D>H>F>E>G>C>I in Antiperspirants and deodorants respectively.
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