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Industrial Gums - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780127462523, 9780323161312

Industrial Gums

2nd Edition

Polysaccharides and Their Derivatives

Editor: Roy Whistler
eBook ISBN: 9780323161312
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1973
Page Count: 820
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Industrial Gums: Polysaccharides and their Derivatives, Second Edition covers the biochemical approaches to the modification and production of natural synthetic gums. This book is organized into two main parts encompassing 31 chapters. The first part deals with natural gums, including seaweed extracts, plant exudates and extracts, seed gums, and animal extracts. Considerable chapters in this part discuss the preparation, structure, derivatives, biosynthesis, and economics of these natural gums. The second part explores the industrial production, structure, and properties of synthetic gums, such as scleroglucan, dextrans, and starch and cellulose derivatives. Scientists, research workers, and manufacturers of both natural and synthetically prepared gums will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents



Part A: Natural Gums


Chapter I Factors Influencing Gum Costs and Applications

Chapter II Solute-Solvent Interractions in Polysaccharide Systems

Seaweed Extracts

Chapter III Agar

Chapter IV Algin

Chapter V Carrageenan

Chapter VI Fucoidan

Chapter VII Furcellaran

Chapter VIII Laminaran

Chapter IX Seaweed Extracts of Potential Economic Importance

Plant Exudates

Chapter X Gum Arabic

Chapter XI Gum Ghatti

Chapter XII Gum Karaya

Chapter XII Gum Tragacanth

Seed Gums

Chapter XIV Guar Gum

Chapter XV Locust Bean Gum

Chapter XVI Quince Seed, Psyllium Seed, Flax Seed, and Okra Gums

Chapter XVII Tamarind

Plant Extracts

Chapter XVIII Larch Arabinogalactan

Chapter XIX Pectin

Chapter XX Chitin

Part B: Prepared Gums

Biosynthetic Gums

Chapter XXI Xanthan and Some Other Biosynthetic Gums

Chapter XXII Scleroglucan

Chapter XXIII Dextrans

Starch Fractions and Derivatives

Chapter XXIV Starch Amylose

Chapter XXV Starch Amylopectin (Waxy Corn and Waxy Sorghum)

Chapter XXVI Starch Dextrins

Chapter XXVII Starch Hydroxyethyl Ethers and Other Starch Ethers

Cellulose Derivatives

Chapter XXVIII Methylcellulose and Its Derivatives

Chapter XXIX Hydroxyalkyl Derivatives of Cellulose

Chapter XXX Ethylhydroxethylcellulose

Chapter XXXI Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose

Author Index

Subject Index


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