Agent Name

Ghatti gum

CAS Number

9000-28-6

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Anogeissus gum; Anogeissus latifolia gum; Dhavda gum; Dhow gum; Gum ghatti; Indian gum; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Description

Light to dark brown solid; Commercial product may gray to reddish-gray powder; [JECFA] Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Exudate from Anogeissus latifolia trees found in India and Ceylon; Used as an emulsifier in pharmaceuticals, oils, and waxes; [Merck Index] Used as a flavor enhancer, emulsifier, solvent, and stabilizer or thickener for foods; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Complex polysaccharide composed primarily of L-arabinose, D-galactose, D-mannose, D-xylose, and D-glucuronic acid; [Merck Index] Not considered hazardous by GHS classification; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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