A Comparison of Red Pigments in Different Lipsticks Using Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kapil Verma, M.Sc Forensic Science
Amity Institute of Forensic Sciences (AIFS)
B-Block, Lower Ground Floor
Amity University, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh, India
Received date: November 22, 2012; Accepted date: December 17, 2012; Published date: December 24, 2012
Citation: Joshi B, Verma K, Singh J (2013) A Comparison of Red Pigments in Different Lipsticks Using Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC). J Anal Bioanal Tech 4:157. doi: 10.4172/2155-9872.1000157
Copyright: © 2013 Joshi B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The main aim of present work is chromatographic analysis of red pigment in different well known and local brands of lipsticks. Lipstick samples of different brands of similar color were selected for this study. Coloring agent was analyzed by thin layer chromatography (TLC). Using different solvent systems [Toluene/Benzene] (4:12), Toluene/Benzene/Cyclohexane (4:12:4), Toluene/Benzene/Diethyl ether (4:4). It is hypothesized that through thin layer chromatography analysis of the red pigment in these different brands will provide no characteristic data to distinguish among lipstick sources. There is no significant difference in the hRf values among the local and well known brands of lipsticks which can be used as unique feature.