Appearance: off-white to pale yellow solid.
Solubility: soluble in hot water.
Risk: irritation, low irritation to skin, eye.
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. non-ionic polysaccharide.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
Use as sustained-release agent, thickening agent widely.
Use as adhesives, dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Conditioning agent, thickening agent in personal care products.
Use as gel electrophoresis.