carbomer

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car·bo·mer

(kar'bō-mer),
A polymer of acrylic acid cross-linked with a polyfunctional compound, hence, a poly (acrylic acid) or polyacrylate; a suspending agent for pharmaceuticals.
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carbomer

An ocular lubricant polyacrylic acid used as eye drops in the treatment of dry eyes. Brand names are Geltears, Liposic and Viscotears.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The most widely-used gelling agents are the Carbopol line of products available from B.F.
Carbopol should be added slowly to rapidly stirred, room temperature water.
As already noted, cellulose derivatives can also gel aqueous solutions, but the chemist must use a higher percentage of these materials to obtain the same level of viscosity as the Carbopol. Emulsifiers can also be used to make gels, as shown in the following formula provided by Croda: Clear Gel Ingredients: %Wt.