Appearance: off-white to pale yellow solid.
Solubility: soluble in hot water.
Risk: irritation, low irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: rat oral LD50: 11000mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 16000mg/Kg;
hamsters oral LD50: 6100mg/Kg;
rabbit oral LD50: 5800mg/Kg.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent sustained-release, thickening, dispersing, emulsifying, binding, moisture, gelling, film-forming abilities. Almost no nutritional value. gel temperature: 35-40 °C.
Characteristic reaction: purplish red with iodine.
Ingredient description: complex water-soluble polysaccharide.
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Use as sustained-release agent, thickening agent widely.
Use as adhesives, dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Binding agent, masking agent, thickening agent in personal care products.
Fresh keeping agent, thickening agent in food.
Sizing agent in textile, silk, paper.
Use as biological medium.