Carrageenan, calcium salt
Solubility: slightly soluble in water.
Stability: stable. at strong acids, hydrolysis.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: mouse oral LD50: 8710mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 5140mg/Kg;
rabbit oral LD50: 2280mg/Kg;
hamster oral LD50: 6180mg/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.
Emulsion stabilizer, thickening agent, gel forming agent, film-forming agent in personal care products.
Use as thickening agent.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.