Hi, I'm looking to make a hydrogel at home that I can use for gel growth crystallization later.
I'm trying to have some fun with it by making a crosslinked polyether using PEG 3350, sugar as a poly-ol crosslinker, and phosphoric acid (acid catalyst). I picked these since I happen to have them sitting around (mirilax, granulated sugar, and 85% phosphoric acid from a different project). I don't have any practical experience with ether synthesis. What reaction conditions should I have for this?
Any feedback is much appreciated.