Alternative base to sodium hydroxide
Due to the HazMat shipping on sodium hydroxide, I find that buying sodium carbonate is about 3 times cheaper. Also, I find that sodium carbonate would possibly be much safer to handle. Are there any downsides to making emulsions using Arlacel 165 without the use of acrylate polymers with sodium carbonate (not the bicarbonate) as the pH adjusting compound? What about Arlacel 165 combined with 0.5% of Ultrez 30?