Can you use surfactants to keep it in the ethanol?
You've got a tough customer on your hands! I've never personally found any small molecules that, in an emergency, didn't have some solubility in hot DMSO, but clearly that's out of the picture.
Yeah! I agree. Thanks for the suggestion.
As I mentioned in one of my above posts, I did try using surfactants to create some sort of an ethanol beta-sitosterol emulsion.
I used all the polysorbates/tweens and also PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil.
As for DMSO, yeah. It's probably the most insane
permeation enhancer and solubilizer ever.
I've heard anecdotes of people pouring a cup of strawberry juice, then rubbing their finger in DMSO and sticking it in the cup, which made them "taste" the strawberry juice through their finger.
That's how much it allows stuff to pass through the SC.
It's totally unscientific and anecdotal but it's still interesting to hear stories like that.