guar gum


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guar gum

[′gwär ‚gəm]
(materials)
A mucilage formed from seeds of the guar plant; light-gray powder dispersible in water; used as a thickening agent in paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.
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The 2-hydroxy-3-butoxypropyl guar gum was synthesized with guar gum as material, using n-butyl glycidyl ether as the hydrophobic reagent, sodium hydroxide as catalyst and isopropanol as solvent.
Guar gum (G4129) was procured from Sigma-Aldrich (USA) and commercially available thermophilic starter culture (Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp.
It can be seen from Table 1 and Figure 2 that with the increase of sand ratio, the settling velocity of sand in thickening water and guar gum increases.
Emulsifier (MDG and DATEM) and gums (guar gum and CMC) were added according to the experimental design shown in Table 1.
Effects of guar gum and xanthan gum on pasting and rheological properties of native and modified potato starch.
In terms of materials, it is evident that the higher moisture content corresponds to samples coated with guar gum (> 3%) which is also related to its ability to bind and immobilize water, a product of its high viscosity.
Tamarind gum, xanthan gum, and guar gum (Food grade) were supplied by Anrui Biotechnology Co., Ltd (Henan, China).
Guar gum is a fine powder obtained by grinding guar seeds, which has numerous commercial applications, especially in the food, oil, explosives, tobacco, ink, plastic, textile and plastic industries.
Until about a decade ago, guar was bought mainly by the food industry, which uses guar gum as a thickener for things like ice cream and ketchup, and as an ingredient that keeps bakery goods moist.
"There is total chaos and uncertainty and it is impacting the whole ecosystem," said Aamer Sarfraz, chief executive of United Guar, which provides guar gum used in fracking to major oil service firms, but not Schlumberger.
Typical solids dispersed using the SLIM include CMC, guar gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum, alginates, pectin, calcium carbonate, starch, sugar, salts, dye powders and other additives or fillers.
Guar gum, made from the seeds of the guar bean, is used as a laxative.