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Industrial Galactomannan Polysaccharides

1st Edition

By N. K. Mathur

CRC Press

187 pages

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Quite possibly the first comprehensive text on galactomannans, Industrial Galactomannan Polysaccharides compiles information on their industrial uses in the form of gums including locust bean, guar, tara, fenugreek, cassia-tara, and Sesbania-bisipinasa varieties. The book describes how galactomannans are currently produced commercially and how they

Table of Contents

General Introduction to Carbohydrates. Galactomannan Polysaccharides. Hydrocolloids or Gums. Interactions of Galactomannans. Rheology of Hydrocolloids. Derivatization of Polysaccharides. Guar Gum: The Premium Galactomannan. Locust Bean Gum, or Carob Gum. Fenugreek Gum: The New Food Galactomannan. Tara Gum: An Exclusive Food Additive with Limited Production. Cassia tora Gum: An Emerging Commercial Galactomannan. Miscellaneous, Less Common Galactomannans and Glucomannans.

About the Author

The author (Dr. N.K.Mathur) of this book retired as Chairman and Professor, Department of Chemistry, JNV. University at Jodhpur-3, India. Dr. Mathur has carried extensive research in varied fields of chemistry, particularly on polysaccharides. He has worked as a consultant and adviser for galactomannan industries. He has helped in "Human resource development" and carried "Industrial research' on polysaccharides. He has visited several countries world-over, and lectured in seminars/ symposium. He has authored over one hundred research papers, reviews and science article and international monographs.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic