Agent Name

Pectin

CAS Number

9000-69-5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Citrus pectin; Colyer pectin; Genu Pectin L 200; Marpee NL; Marpee OM; Methoxypectin; Methyl pectin; Methyl pectinate; Mexpectin; Pectin (unspecified); Pectinate; Pectinic acid; Pectins; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Yellowish-white solid; [Merck Index] Light brown powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Polysaccharide found in cell walls of all plants; [Merck Index] Used as emulsifying and thickening agent in foods (jams, jellies, preserves, frozen desserts) and cosmetics; Also used in dehydrating agents, protective colloids, dental adhesives, antidiarrheal preparations, and as a veterinary toxin adsorbent and protectant; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Non-toxic ingestion"; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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