Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

How to make a gel for/of a particular solution?

  1. Jan 15, 2013 #1

    I performed the blue bottle experiment using Methylene Blue, water, NaOH and Glucose.

    The reaction went fine but I have planned to make a gel of the reactants EXCLUDING glucose and then add glucose in controlled amounts to this gel to see the effects.

    I know it may sound like an unconventional plan but I have a use for it (hopefully).

    So all I want to know is whether its possible to make a gel form of Methylene Blue and NaOH (which are already in a predetermined concentration) in the gel?
    Can such a solution be mixed with a commercially available gel that is non reactive to the above mentioned chemicals INCLUDING glucose?

    I hope my question is not too confusing!
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 20, 2013 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Try a personal lubricant. KY perhaps.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook