Sodium carbomer (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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carbomer (INCI); Carboxyvinyl polymer; PAA; Poly(1-carboxyethylene) Acidum polyacrylicum; Polyacrylic acid; polyacrylic acid (englisch); Polypropene acid

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"Sodium" refers to the element sodium. Sodium carbomer, also called polyacrylic acid, denotes a synthetically produced chemical compound and a high-molecular polymer of acrylic acid. The substance occurs as a white, mostly odorless powder.

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Polyacrylic acid belongs to the group of film and gel forming substances. It also has an emulsion-stabilizing and viscosity regulating effect and is therefore used as a thickening and dispersing agent in cosmetic products such as toothpaste, cleansing lotions, shampoos and other hair care preparations.

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Polyacrylic acid; Polyacrylic acid;

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Acrylic acid; Sodium;


Last updated on: 29.10.2020