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Polyacrylic acid

Carbomers are synthetic high-molecular-weight polymers of acrylic acid that are crosslinked with either allyl sucrose or allyl pentaerythritol
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Primary function
Rheology modifier
Typical use level
0.1 - 1%
Physical data

  • Appearance: white, fluffy powder
  • Particle size: 2 - 7 µm
  • Bulk density: 0.2 g/cm³

Benefits / Claims
Wide range of viscosity profiles.
Very high yield values, even at low concentrations
Stable rheology: temperature variations have minimal impact on the viscosity of the polymer dispersions.
Taste masking of some bitter tasting drugs.
Suitable for
Cream/ Emulsion
Oral Suspensions
Oral Syrup
Oral Solutions
Modified Release specials

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