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Guar Gum

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Formel Guar Gum
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What is Guar Gum

  • Origin: It is primarily the ground endosperm of guar plant (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba).
  • Production: Separation and pulverization of the endosperms of the seed (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba).
  • Basic elements: D-Mannose, D-Galactose.
  • Galactose/Mannose-Ratio: average 1:2.
  • Glycosidic bond, β-1,4 (main chain), α-1,6 (short Galactose side chain).

Main properties

  • Guar Gum is a non ionic polysaccharid.
  • Guar Gum solutions show pseudoplasticity.
  • The viscosity increases very fast.
  • Guar Gum shows a fast development of the viscosity.
  • Gura Gum is compatible with all monovalent and most bivalent ions.
  • Guar Gum develops high viscosities within a large pH area.
  • Guar Gum shows a high water-retention.
  • It is possible to convert Guar-Solutions in water-resistant gels, under acid as well as under alkaline conditions.
  • Even low amounts of Guar enable a smooth squeeze of humid mixmaterial with low pressure.