Carbomer 934

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MedKoo CAT#: 412318

CAS#: 9003-01-4

Description: Carbomer 934 is a vinyl polymer with active carboxyl groups that can be used to produce formulations such as medium to high-viscosity gels, emulsions and suspensions

Chemical Structure

Carbomer 934
CAS# 9003-01-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 412318
Name: Carbomer 934
CAS#: 9003-01-4
Chemical Formula: C3H4O2
Exact Mass: 72.0211
Molecular Weight: 72.06
Elemental Analysis: C, 50.00; H, 5.60; O, 44.40

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Synonym: Carbomer 934; CCRIS3234; CCRIS-3234; CCRIS 3234; Poly(acrylic acid)

IUPAC/Chemical Name: poly(1-carboxyethylene)


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C3H4O2/c1-2-3(4)5/h2H,1H2,(H,4,5)


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 72.06 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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