Agent Name

Hemicellulose

CAS Number

9034-32-6

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Carubin; Cellace; Cellace 25; Hemicellulose extract; Hemilose; Hemixylan; Polyosen; Psyllium hemicellulose; SSHC; Semicellulose; Soyafibe S-DN; Xylan Ax; Masonex; [ChemIDplus] Temulose; Hemi-cellulose Wood Extract; Concentrated Wood Solubles; Wood Molasses; [Temple-Inland MSDS]

Category

Polysaccharides

Description

Thick, sticky black liquid with a sweet odor; [Temple-Inland MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Group of gummy substances intermediate between cellulose & sugars." [ChemIDplus] "Water-extracted Hemi-cellulose and other naturally occurring wood constituents (wood sugars/wood molasses) mixed with water." [Temple-Inland MSDS] "A hemicellulose (Also known as Polyose) is any of several heteropolymers (matrix polysaccharides), such as arabinoxylans, present along with cellulose in almost all plant cell walls. While cellulose is crystalline, strong, and resistant to hydrolysis, hemicellulose has a random, amorphous structure with little strength. It is easily hydrolyzed by dilute acid or base as well as myriad hemicellulase enzymes." [Wikipedia]

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