Alkaline for Neutralizing Carbomer

why can't KOH trigger carbomer thickening ability? can anyone suggest best alkaline to neutralize the carbomer for the best viscosity stability


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Triethanolamine (TEA) or Aminomethyl propanol (AMP).  Although KOH should also work.
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    Anything works that results in the correct pH. If your KOH isn't working, then your KOH is no good. It may be potassium carbonate by now.
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  • A diluted solution of sodium hydroxide works as well.
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