sodium polyacrylate

Sodium polyacrylate is a versatile, synthetic polymer used as a film-forming agent, stabiliser, absorbent, thickening agent, and emollient.

References for this information:

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, November 2014, pages 18,346-18,351
United States Patent, April 2000, ePublication

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