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AOAC seeking validation methods for MSM.

Under contract with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and FDA, AOAC International, Gaithersburg, MD, has embarked on an effort to develop a group of fully validated analytical methods for select dietary supplements through the AOAC Official Methods Program. AOAC has engaged Working Groups representing key stakeholders interested in specific dietary supplement ingredients to help drive and speed up this effort. An AOAC Working Group on MSM, chaired by David Lakey, president, Cardinal Nutrition, was created to drive and ensure the development of standardized analytical method(s) for MSM (dimethyl sulfone, also known as methylsulfonyl methane). It is made up of key industry and organizational executives and their technical representatives who are supporting the validation of a standardized method(s) for MSM. The Working Group is seeking a method that will be used for both raw materials and finished dosage products, as well as a method that quantifies MSM as a major component and DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) as a trace impurity at 500 PPM. Methods with differing analytical approaches will be considered.

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Title Annotation:methylsulfonyl methane
Publication:Nutraceuticals World
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Date:Mar 1, 2006
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