Industrial Gums

Industrial Gums

Polysaccharides and Their Derivatives

2nd Edition - September 28, 1973

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  • Editor: Roy Whistler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161312

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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

  • Contributors


    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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  • No. of pages: 820
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: September 28, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161312

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Roy Whistler

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