Potassium Carrageenan
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Potassium Carrageenan
Alias
Carrageenan, potassium salt
Category
Polymer surfactants-Sugar
CAS No.
64366-24-1
Structural Formula
 
Properties
Appearance: solid.
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[1]: mouse intraperitoneal LDLo: 40mg/Kg.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: Biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent film-forming, dispersing, emulsifying, thickening abilities. λ-type: can not form gel; κ-type: form gel.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %,≥
85
 
*: Average molecular weight should be marked.
Major Uses
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.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:64366-24-1
Update: 20140911(1);

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