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  • Cationic Polyquaternium-10 is compatible with anionic system?

    Posted by fareloz on April 3, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    In this video: link it is said that adding cationic ingredient, like Polyquaternium-10, can improve the emulsion. I always thought cationic ingredients shouldn’t be mixed with anionic, but this seller: innospec claims that Polyquaternium-10 is:

    a cationic conditioning agent used in personal care applications. It is mild and compatible with anionic, nonionic, cationic and amphoteric systems.

    Is this true?

    chemicalmatt replied 5 months, 4 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • chemicalmatt

    April 4, 2023 at 10:57 am

    @fareloz Not only are Polyquats used in conditioning shampoos but these are the original dilution-deposition polymers applied for this purpose. Polyquaternium-10 and Polyquat-7 and their analogs are the best ones to use. (Guar HPTC users may dispute that claim, but they’ll be itchin’ fer a fight if they do😄) For these to coacervate in anionic shampoo/body wash systems you do need to include an amphoteric also, preferably a cocoamphoacetate or dipropionate ampho at solids range 1:2 with your anionics.

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