Carboxymethyl Cellulose Production Cost Analysis 2020
Carboxymethyl cellulose, which is also often known as cellulose gum or CMC, is a cellulose derivative and belongs to the carboxymethyl group. It also used to be marketed under the name Tylose. It is widely used as its sodium salt, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose.
It is synthesised with the help of the alkali-catalysed reaction of cellulose and chloroacetic acid. The functional properties of CMC primarily depend on the degree of substitution of the cellulose structure, i.e., how many groups of hydroxyl are a part of the substitution reaction.Carboxymethyl cellulose is used in food as a viscosity modifier or thickener, and to stabilise emulsions in several products like ice cream. It is used extensively because of its high viscosity and non-toxicity. It is generally considered to be hypoallergenic as it is the major source of fibre in either softwood pulp or cotton linter.
Carboxymethyl cellulose is used extensively in gluten-free and reduced-fat food products. In laundry detergents, it is often used as a soil suspension polymer. CMC is also used as a thickening agent in the oil-drilling industry as an ingredient of drilling mud. Other uses include eye lubricants for relieving dry, irritated eyes.
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