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How to know what binding agent to use? (powder into pseudo solid form)

  1. Mar 21, 2016 #1
    Hey all, th easiest way to make a powdered non-salt based powder into pseudo solid form is the use of a binding agent (the way medical compounds are made into pills), how does one know what is the best binding agent for a compound r mix of compounds? Any links/table names/advice appreciated.
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2016 #2
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  4. Apr 13, 2016 #3

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    What is the purpose of this? What other materials will be present?

    You need to keep in mind where it will be used. If it is going to be use in a biological system it should not be toxic. If it is used at elevated temperatures you need to use a binder that will not melt at those temperatures. It must not dissolve in any chemicals present in the target environment.

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