A study of the composition of some eye cosmetics (kohls) used in the United Arab Emirates
Source of Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
A total of 23 kohl samples was analyzed using X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Nineteen samples were obtained in Abu Dhabi and four in Dubai. None of the samples were made in the United Arab Emirates. The main component of 11 samples was found to be galena (PbS). For the remaining 12 samples, the main component was found to be one of the following: amorphous carbon, zincite (ZnO), sassolite (H3BO3) or calcite/aragonite (CaCO3). © 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Chemistry | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Kohl, Scanning electron microscopy, Traditional medicine, X-ray diffraction
Hardy, A. D.; Sutherland, H. H.; and Vaishnav, R., "A study of the composition of some eye cosmetics (kohls) used in the United Arab Emirates" (2002). All Works. 279.
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