How does T E A and Carbomer 40 react to make a gel?

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Debbie asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Always look forward to your show on 702 ...how can I clone you?  question...I am fascinated by the reaction of T E A & carbomer 40 how does it work..I make gel from it..

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How does T E A and Carbomer 40 react to make a gel?
« Reply #1 on: 29/04/2009 07:09:42 »
Is that T E A as in triethanolamine? Or just tea?

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How does T E A and Carbomer 40 react to make a gel?
« Reply #2 on: 30/04/2009 21:31:02 »
Hi

Yes I am referring to Triethanolamine.  Thanks so much for replying. 

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Debbie

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How does T E A and Carbomer 40 react to make a gel?
« Reply #3 on: 01/05/2009 06:23:07 »
What is carbomer 40?