Hand sanitizer compounding guidelines

PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
One of our very own contributors put together this excellent piece in Cosmetics & Toiletries about compound hand sanitizers.  Nice job @chemicalmatt

Hand sanitizer compounding guide

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  • Good explanation.  I could see why people would think the v/v would equal w/w.  

    Hydrogen Peroxide interacts with ethanol and partially inactivates the oxidative properties I thought.  

    Nice Matt
  • GuntherGunther Member
    Good explanation.  I could see why people would think the v/v would equal w/w.  

    Hydrogen Peroxide interacts with ethanol and partially inactivates the oxidative properties I thought.  

    Nice Matt
    At those low concentrations, Hydrogen Peroxide does NOT oxidize alcohol to an aldehyde or to a carboxylic acid.

    I was concerned about oxidation too, but after reading some chemistry papers it looks like it doesn't happen at such low H2O2 concentrations. At least not without a catalyst
  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    This was a great article @chemicalmatt for many of my customers who kept on falling for wrong calculations. 
    Fantastic stuff. 
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