I've recently got my hands on 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid and wanna start playing with it. However, the information on it is quite scarce and, to be honest, I don't know where to start. All I found is the recommendation to 'dissolve 1g 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid in 1g citric acid buffer (pH 5.5)
and then add to water phase'.
I'll try it that way next week, but I would very much appreciate any advice on how to work with it I can get from people who are more familiar or working with this ingredient.
I am aware that asking 'what do I do with this' is too broad, so, to be more specific, my ultimate goal is to incorporate it into an O/W emulsion at up to 2%.
It costs like a kidney on the black market and I only have 30 g, so the number of screw-ups is quite limited