Carrageenan, potassium salt
Solubility: soluble in water(λ-type); slightly soluble in water(κ-type).
Stability: stable. Under strong acids, hydrolysis.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: mouse intraperitoneal LDLo: 40mg/Kg.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent film-forming, dispersing, emulsifying, thickening abilities. λ-type: can not form gel; κ-type: form gel.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
*: Average molecular weight should be marked.
Retaining agent, emulsion stabilizer, thickening agent, gel forming agent, film-forming agent in personal care products.
Use as thickening agent.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as slow-release agent.