Tragacanth gum
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Tragacanth gum
Alias
Astragalus gummifer gum
Gum tragacanth
Category
Polymer surfactants-Sugar
CAS No.
9000-65-1
Structural Formula
 
Properties
Appearance: solid.
Solubility: partially soluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: hamster oral LD50: 8800mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 10000mg/Kg;
rabbit oral LD50: 7200mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 10200mg/Kg.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: Biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent slow-release, film-forming, thickening, dispersing, emulsifying abilities.
Ingredient description: complex mixture of components. Comprising: about 60-70% water-insoluble acidic polysaccharides; about 10% water-soluble neutral polysaccharides.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives, %,≥
80
 
Major Uses
Use as gel-forming agent.
Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.
Use as slow-release agent.
Use as suspending agent.
Use as thickening agent. eg: food.
Viscosity controlling agent, emulsion stabilizer, film-forming agent, water retaining agent in personal care products.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 9000-65-1

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