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.

Characteristics

Molar Weight933.7462g/mol
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Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Oil and Gas
  • Personal care
  • Cosmetic products

Industries

  • Pharma
  • Polymers
  • Rubber
  • Cleaning
  • Water Treatment
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Lubricants
  • Oil & Gas

Synonyms: E415, Polysaccharide gum, Scleroglucan and Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum and Xanthan Gum

Chemical Formula: C35H49O29

CAS Number: 11138-66-2, 39464-87-4