What is Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum exhibits extraordinary and useful properties, for example high viscosity at low concentrations, little change in viscosity at varying temperatures and excellent stability over a wide pH range. It also provides strong freeze-thaw stability showing remarkable suspension characteristics. It is often contained in toothpaste and a preferred method of thickening. In the food industry it is used in a wide range of products such as sauces, dressings, meat and poultry, bakery, confectionery, beverage and several dairy products. A major ingredient used in cosmetics and other personal care formulations as well.

  • Synonyms: E415, Polysaccharide gum
  • INCI: Xanthan Gum
  • Chemical Formula: C35H49O29
  • CAS Number: 11138-66-2

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C35H49O29
CAS Number 11138-66-2
Molar Weight 933.7462g/mol
Forms Powder
Grades Food Technical
Variations 80 MESH 200 MESH Extra Pure

Uses and Applications for Xanthan Gum

Key Applications

  • Cosmetics
  • Food and nutrition
  • Oil industry
  • Personal care products


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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