Agent Name

Amylose

CAS Number

9005-82-7

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Polysaccharides

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Constitutes 15-30% of normal native starches; Used as a thickening agent for foods; [JECFA] "Amylose is a linear polymer made up of D-glucose units." [Wikipedia]

Comments

"An unbranched glucan in starch." [ChemIDplus] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Glucose."

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