Title: Carboxypolymethylene
CAS Registry Number: 9007-20-9
CAS Name: Carbomer
Additional Names: carbopol; carboxyvinyl polymer
Literature References: A vinyl polymer with active carboxyl groups. Description: Chem. Eng. News 36, 64 (Sept. 29, 1958).
Properties: White powder. Highly ionic and slightly acidic. Reacts with fatty amines to form thick and stable emulsions of oils in water.
Use: Thickening, suspending, dispersing, emulsifying agent. In the cosmetic and textile printing fields, in printing inks, in emulsion-based lubricants, in pharmaceuticals, polishes, waxes, paints, waterproof and oil-proof coatings, in industrial specialties.

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