Hand sanitizer

Please how can I adjust my Hand sanitizer pH( pH 12)that have excess DEA 3% Instead of 0.3%DEA
I added citric acid and the gel become watery and form  carbomer precipitates


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    You'll need to provide the whole formula to get useful responses.
  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    edited March 25
    If the hand sanitiser is meant to kill microbes, then you should throw it away and start anew with less DEA ;) .
    I really advise against trying to 'repair' your mistake, it might result in a less effective product and for obvious reasons, this can be dangerous.
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Tony your batch is toast. You added way too much electrolyte - then added even more. That acrylate gel is done. Reboot like Pharma sez.
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