Hair dye distribution in human hair by ToF-SIMS

Bo Jung Chen, Pei Ling Lee, Wen Yin Chen, Fu Der Mai, Yong Chien Ling

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A single hair sample preparation protocol modified from reported method was developed and used to prepare longitudinally sectioned hair for ToF-SIMS analysis. Preliminary results demonstrate that ToF-SIMS is capable of providing molecular distribution of fragment ions from intrinsic constituents as well as external chemicals like the hair dye ingredients used in this study. The observation of pPDA and H 2 PO 4 - penetrating into the internal region of hair might initiate a renewed interest in exposure study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6786-6788
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Hair
  • Hair dye
  • Sample preparation
  • ToF-SIMS
  • p-Phenylenediamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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