Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer Gel

 

Hand sanitizer gels are effective to control the spread of bacterial infections. The formulation is very simple and requires no special formulation equipment other than equipment to mix a viscous gel.  

 

 

Item No

Ingredient Name

% wt

Typical Form

Purpose

1

Deionized Water

29.00

liquid

Base liquid

2

Carbomer 

0.24

Liquid/powder

Thickener

3

Glycerine

0.70

Liquid

Humectant

4

Ethanol

70.00

Liquid

Biocide

5

Triisopropanolamine

0.26

Liquid

Neutralizer

6

Fragrance

0.1

Liquid

Perfume

 

Total

100 parts

 

 

 

Preparation Procedure

 

In a suitable formulation vessel, at room temperature and under steady mixing weigh in items 1 and 3 then add item 2 slowly to prevent large clumps; mix until the mixture is uniform. Add item 4 slowly followed by item 6. Finally add item 5 to thicken the formulation.

 

The resulting formulation is a viscous water-clear gel. If necessary adjust the pH of the formulation with item 5 to pH 7-7.5.

 

All ingredient amounts are given assuming the ingredients were supplied 100% pure. Formulators are advised to measure the total active mass of their ingredients and adjust the composition with water.

 

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