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Name Carrageenan EINECS 232-524-2
CAS No. 9000-07-1 Density
Solubility Melting Point
Formula Unspecified Boiling Point
Molecular Weight Flash Point
Transport Information Appearance Light and free flowing powder
Safety Risk Codes
Molecular Structure Molecular Structure of 9000-07-1 (Carrageenan) Hazard Symbols
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History

Carrageenan (CAS NO.9000-07-1) or carrageenins are a family of linear sulphated polysaccharides extracted from red seaweeds.The name is derived from a type of seaweed that is abundant along the Irish coastline. Gelatinous extracts of the Chondrus crispus seaweed have been used as food additives for hundreds of years,though analysis of carrageenan safety as an additive continues.

 

Specification

 The Carrageenan, with the CAS registry number 9000-07-1,is also known as  Aquagel; Gum carrageenan . It belongs to the product categories of Natural Product ; Pharmaceutic aid [suspending agent]. It is a water-soluble extractive mixture of sulfated polysaccharides from red algae. chief sources are the irish moss chondrus crispus (carrageen), and gigartina stellata. it is used as a stabilizer, for suspending cocoa in chocolate manufacture, and to clarify beverages.

The toxicity data of Carrageenan are as follows:

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
guinea pig LDLo intravenous 20mg/kg (20mg/kg) KIDNEY, URETER, AND BLADDER: OTHER CHANGES Nature. Vol. 202, Pg. 401, 1964.
rabbit LDLo intravenous 5mg/kg (5mg/kg) BLOOD: CHANGE IN CLOTTING FACTORS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Vol. 17, Pg. 647, 1965.

 

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