Carrageenan
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Carrageenan
Alias
Carrageenan gum
Category
Polymer surfactants-Sugar
CAS No.
9000-07-1
Structural Formula
 
Properties
Appearance: solid.
Solubility: soluble in hot water.
Stability: stable. at strong acids, hydrolysis.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rabbit intravenous LDLo: 5mg/Kg;
guinea pig LDLo: 20mg/Kg.
Carcinogenicity: No data available for humans; no sufficient evidence for animals. Overall evaluation: Group 3.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: Biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent film-forming, dispersing, emulsifying, thickening abilities. Under potassium, or calcium ion, form gel.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %,≥
80
 
*: Average molecular weight should be marked.
Major Uses
Emulsion stabilizer, thickening agent, water retaining agent, film-forming agent in personal care products.
Use as thickening agent.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as slow-release agent.
Use as lubricant.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:9000-07-1
Update: 20140911(1);

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