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kappa-Carrageenan

  • Code:
  • Grade:food grade
  • CAS Number 9000-07-1
  • Molecular Formula C24H36O25S2
  • Molecular Weight 788.6587
  • EC Number 232-524-2
  • Package:25kg/bag
  • Function: emulsifier
  • Application: food,soy milk
  • Tags: Ingredients Dietary supplements
     

    Carrageenans are large, highly flexible molecules that curl forming helical structures. This gives them the ability to form a variety of different gels at room temperature. They are widely used in the food and other industries as thickening and stabilizing agents. A particular advantage is that they are pseudoplastic—they thin under shear stress and recover their viscosity once the stress is removed. This means that they are easy to pump, but stiffen again afterward.

    All carrageenans are high-molecular-weight polysaccharides made up of repeating galactose units and 3,6 anhydrogalactose (3,6-AG), both sulfated and nonsulfated. The units are joined by alternating alpha 1–3 and beta 1–4 glycosidic linkages.

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