Is it normal for alcohol ethoxylates to gel and swell when a little water is added?
Lauryl alcohol ethoxylate 9 or 10 moles EO is a medium viscosity, white paste at room temperature
but when some water is added, just some as to dilute it 1:1 or 1:2, it becomes a clear, swollen thick gel that clumps together.
Is that normal?
If further diluted, it becomes a milky white, water-thin solution
becoming colorless if further diluted (as expected).
Can you take advantage of it, and make concentrated HI&I cleaning gels with it?
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