Q: We are in need for a standard formula for artificial saliva. Are you aware of any such formulation? K. K.
A: It just so happens that I do have a formulation. I few years ago, I was called upon to develop a test of a plated deposit using saliva. After spinning my wheels for a period of time, a friend in the biological sciences gave me the following formulation:
|Sodium chloride||0.400 g/liter|
|Potassium chloride||0.400 g/liter|
|Calcium chloride||0.795 g/liter|
|Monosodium phosphate||0.695 g/liter|
|Sodium sulfide||0.005 g/liter|
In my case, we were testing to determine how certain plated trinkets would hold up if placed in one’s mouth for an extended period of time. I assume you require the formulation for a similar reason.