Supercritical CO2 to Support the Research and Development of Cosmetic Products

Caroline West
Hosted by Cosmetics & Toiletries
On Demand Webinar
Chromatographie Tipps und Techniken
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Supercritical CO2 is an interesting solvent in many respects: safe to use, cheap, available in large quantities, and miscible to most other solvents. Its use as an extraction solvent for natural products to be employed in cosmetic products has been known for a while with supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). Its use as a chromatographic eluent to analyze cosmetic compositions or to purify active components with supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) is currently gaining much interest.

In this webinar, the principal features of supercritical CO2 based technologies (SFx) will be explained and illustrated with many examples applying to the cosmetics field.

Participants Will Learn:

  • The principal features of supercritical CO2 fluids and how to use them in cosmetics research
  • The range of analyte polarities amenable to solvation in supercritical CO2 fluids, for extraction or separation
  • The diversity of possibilities offered by CO2 in chromatographic methods.

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Caroline West, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry (ICOA)
University of Orléans

Caroline West, lecturer at the University of Orléans, France ICOA (Institute of Organic and Chemistry), a Waters Center of Innovation)  was recognized for her work by LCGC in 2015 as an "Emerging Leader in Chromatography". She was also named among the "Top 40 Under 40" by The Analytical Scientist in 2014. She obtained a Masters degree in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Paris 6, and a PhD in Chemistry at the University of South of Paris. 

Prof. West has published some 60 articles in various fields of separation science employing techniques such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC); hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC); and enantioselective separations. Her research group has an extensive knowledge in analysis of molecules with biological interest for pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications. This knowledge is applied to the development of new methods of isolation, characterization, identification and quantitation of primary and secondary metabolites in plants, due to the privileged partnership between the University of Orleans and the Cosmetic Valley center for competitiveness. Because of its strong involvement in research projects of interest in cosmetics, the team actively participates in academic research at the national level, particularly through the GDR 3711, Cosm'actifs, created by the CNRS in January 2015.