Barrier Coatings for Skin to Bind DEET
GILLETTE CO RESEARCH INST ROCKVILLE MD
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The purpose of the study presently reported was to examine a variety of skin substantive film-forming polysaccharide esters of fatty acids for their capacity to bind the mosquito repellent, N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide DEET. Thus gross physical observations were made of 36 film-forming polysaccharide esters of fatty acids those that were found to cast good films on the basis of clarity, non-tackiness and pliability were chosen as possible binders for DEET. Their capacity to bind DEET such that perdurability would be imparted to the repellent under both dry and wet conditions was evaluated.
- Hygiene and Sanitation