Publication Date

Summer 2015

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science


Analytical Chemistry

First Advisor

Karen D'Arcy, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Walter Henne, Jr., Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Stephen Kent, M.B.A.


The objective of this experiment is to quantitatively determine the amount of active raw material Proliss 100 manufactured and supplied by a formulation company. The goal is to reproduce the percent of Proliss in Keratin Mousse production sample provided to consumers and provide measurements to be used to assess the accuracy of production with comparison to provided percent formulation for each batch. An iodine solution titration method was performed for this experiment due to the reduction-oxidation reactivity of the Proliss 100. This experiment is still undergoing further testing due to the confidentiality agreement between the manufacturer and formulator.