I am looking for answers regarding the use of 100% nicotine mixed with propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. I am not sure how familiar you all are with vaping so I will include a short explanation taken from GrimmGreen.com.
"Vaping utilizes a Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin based liquid, mixed with small amounts of nicotine and food grade flavoring that then get vaporized in a small battery powered atomizer, simulating the experience of smoking. The vapor created is inhaled and exhaled much like cigarette smoke hence the term “VAPING” as opposed to “SMOKING”. Vaping is not proven 100% safe."
I am currently in the process of creating an e-liquid company and have a few questions regarding mixing nicotine with PV & VG. Just to clear things up, e-liquid is the nicotine, PG, VG, and flavor mix that is smoked through a vape. Currently, no juice companies that are making juice are a research and development company. They do not have any chemists and scientists creating and experimenting their juices. Thus, they use low quality materials and this greatly affects the flavor of the juices.
Unlike many other eliquid makers, I am able to get my materials from companies like Sigma-Aldrich. My concerns are my lack of experience in the chemistry field. I am looking to use 100% or 1000mg nicotine in my juices in order to reduce the amount of unknown fillers that are normally in nicotine mixed with fillers and PGVG. Obviously it is extremely dangerous for me to be handling pure nicotine with little chemistry experience and without proper equipment. I will be handling the pure nicotine at a lab at a local college so I have access to ventilation hoods, beakers, etc. Alny suggestions, warnings, and tips would be greatly appreciated. Now most nicotine that juicers use are 36mg or 60mg strength in a 50/50 PGVG mix or 100% PG mix.
Now finally to question: If I were to obtain 100% nicotine, how much PG would I need in order to get the strength down to 60mg?
I will be answering any questions that need to be answered if there is any confusion. Please e-mail me if possible, if not I will be checking this forum daily. Thank you in advance!!!