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One of our clients is seeking non-metallic small molecule systems for anti-perspirant.


The literature suggests that current anti-perspirant technology relies on the gelation of aluminium species inside the upper section of the eccrine sweat gland to form a blockage. This organization is seeking other small-molecule, non-metal species that could behave in a similar way in response to a specific trigger by sweat.


The small molecule system:

  • Will form structured solid/gel
  • Has relatively low molecular weight, or high diffusivity
  • Is cationic or strong H-bonder
  • Triggered by sweat:
    • pH
    • Ionic strength
    • Water

Out of Scope:

  • Large cationic polymeric materials
  • Surface films
  • Pharmaceutical, biological or medical device routes are not preferred
  • Specific types of oils and waxes can form hydrophobic layers on the surface of the skin that can give a sweat rate reduction.
  • Water absorbers


Desired Outcome of the Solution

Looking for partners to collaborate on the technology, or direct supplier of materials.

Field of Use and Intended Applications

Deodorant, antiperspirant

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