Potentiometric two-phase titration of anionic surfactants in washing powder and liquid detergent

Two-phase titration with potentiometric indication is a universal method for the determination of ionic surfactants in detergents. The results obtained are comparable to those with the classic two-phase titration in accordance with Epton (mixed indicator system disulfine blue / dimidium bromide).

The present Bulletin addresses various parameters that could have an influence on potentiometric surfactant titration. The information provided makes it possible for the user to determine precisely the anionic surfactant content in practically all formulations.