The "Critical Micelle Concentration" (CMC) of a detergent varies with temperature, pH, ionic strength, detergent concentration, purity and presence of organic agents in the detergent. Optimizer blueBALLS™ uses a simple hydrophobic dye solubilization method for the determination of CMC has been described and involves the solubilization of a dye in a detergent solution only in the presence of micelles. The amount of dye solubilized is directly proportional to the micelle concentration.
We also offer a SDS Detection & Estimation Reagent Kit to detect and measure the presence of SDS. If SDS is present in the sample, a blue color is extracted that can be quantitatively measured.