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Surfactants (anionic) Cell Test

photometric, 0.02-2.00 mg/L (MBAS), Spectroquant®

product line


Quality Level

analyte functional class(es)

surfactants, nonionic

measuring range

0.02-2.00 mg/L (MBAS)


photometry: suitable


for use with Spectroquant® Move 100
for use with Spectroquant® Nova 60 A
for use with Spectroquant® Prove 100
for use with Spectroquant® Prove 300
for use with Spectroquant® Prove 600

detection method


storage temp.


General description

Method: photometric 0.05 - 2.00 mg/l MBAS Spectroquant®
The method is analogous to EPA 425.1, APHA 5540 C, ASTM 2330-02, ISO 7875-1, and DIN EN 903.
This Spectroquant® Surfactants (anionic) Cell Test allows the determination anionic surfactants (hydrophilic end carries a negative charge) in water samples. Surfactants are additives that lower the surface tension of water such as foaming agents, emulsifiers, and detergents. Most surfactants enter the waterways as part of household waste or have their origin in industrial processes and often facilitate the introduction of other contaminates. Enhanced levels of surfactants might cause a hazard for plants, animals, and humans.
The Spectroquant® Cell Tests come with prefilled 16 mm round cells and all the required reagents to perform the analysis according to the instruction leaflet provided.
All Spectroquant® Cell and Reagent Test Kits are equipped with the unique Live ID (2D barcode) which allows seamless method recognition and contains essential information such as lot number, expiry date, and automatic calibration updates.

Legal Information

SPECTROQUANT is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


Skull and crossbonesHealth hazard

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Repr. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT RE 1 Oral - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



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