Carboxymethyl Cellulose is derived from the improved technology of cellulose. Natural cellulose is the most widely distributed and most abundant sugar in the world. It is generally a macromolecular polysaccharide composed of glucose. It is a major component of the cell wall of plants. The source of cellulose is particularly rich. In the natural world, you can find it almost everywhere; the raw materials for the production of cellulose are mostly derived from wood, cotton, straw and so on. Vegetables are also rich in cellulose. In coarse grains, vegetables, and beans, they are rich in cellulose. The effect of cellulose on the human body is very large.
The role of cellulose in the human body
Cellulose is the oldest natural polymer in the world. It is also a natural renewable resource. Because humans do not have β-glucosidase, they cannot decompose and utilize natural vitamins. Therefore, humans cannot decompose macromolecular cellulose. Although humans cannot absorb the macromolecule of the cellulose glucose, some bacteria in the human gut are very like this cellulose. Some dietary fiber can promote the growth of these bacteria. At the same time, cellulose is hydrophilic, can absorb a lot of water, increase the number of feces, and promote the intestines. The squirming of the road reduces the bad stimulation of the intestines, thereby promoting the digestion and absorption of humans.
Method for preparing Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Carboxymethyl Cellulose is derived from natural cellulose, while the material with the highest natural vitamin content is cotton. Therefore, many of the products produced by Carboxymethyl Cellulose are refined cotton syrup reacted with sodium hydroxide solution to form basic fiber, and then reacted with monochloroacetic acid to form CMC products, which produce high-quality products, can be stably produced, and have no industrial waste discharge. Therefore, there are many applications for producing CMC by this method, and the salt can be recovered in the generated sewage to reach sufficient The effect of the use.
Characteristics of Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Because Carboxymethyl Cellulose is made from naturally occurring cellulose and chloroacetic acid, the cellulose derivative is mostly an intermediate suitable for a variety of applications. The intermediate of Carboxymethyl Cellulose has many properties because it constitutes Carboxymethyl Cellulose. The glucose unit has three hydroxyl groups that can be replaced so that products with different degrees of substitution can be obtained. Carboxymethyl Cellulose has many excellent properties. It is non-toxic, tasteless, stable and soluble in water. It can be used as a binder, thickener, suspending agent, emulsifier, dispersant, stabilizer, and sizing agent. The pharmaceutical, agricultural and cosmetic industries have many different uses.
Some common applications for Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Carboxymethyl Cellulose is widely used in petroleum, food, pharmaceutical, textile, and manufacturing industries. Carboxymethyl Cellulose is a good binder in the production of ice cream, and the temperature requirements are not so much.
Carboxymethyl Cellulose can also be used to make products such as bread. Because it can’t be absorbed as nutrients, the bread made from it is widely favored by health and fitness people, and it also saves a lot of money on the baker’s side. Carboxymethyl Cellulose can also be used as an emulsifier in chewing gum, margarine, and peanut butter. Recently, some manufacturers specializing in lactic acid bacteria beverages have added Carboxymethyl Cellulose as dietary fiber and as an emulsifier emulsified product.
Storage of Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Make sure you know the shelf life of Carboxymethyl Cellulose. Because Carboxymethyl Cellulose is hydrophilic, be sure to store Carboxymethyl Cellulose in a dark, ventilated place. If Carboxymethyl Cellulose is used or you want to discard it, don’t throw it into the natural environment. You should find a manufacturer or agent who purchases Carboxymethyl Cellulose to assist with handling. Please store Carboxymethyl Cellulose in a place where children and pets are not in contact.