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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan is a natural polymer generated by the bacteria Xanthamonas campestris and produced commercially by a fermentation process. It is composed of three monosaccharides-mannose, glucose and glucuronic acid arranged in a highly branced structure, It is a thickening and suspending agent that is heat-stable, with good tolerance for strongly acid and basic solutions.

Applications

It is used in drilling fluids, ore flotation and the food and pharmaceutical fields.

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