Guar gum as a promising starting material for diverse applications: A review.

  title={Guar gum as a promising starting material for diverse applications: A review.},
  author={Nandkishore Thombare and Usha Jha and Sumit Ranjan Mishra and Mahtab Z. Siddiqui},
  journal={International journal of biological macromolecules},
Guar gum is the powdered endosperm of the seeds of the Cyamopsis tetragonolobus which is a leguminous crop. The endosperm contains a complex polysaccharide called galactomannan, which is a polymer of d-galactose and d-mannose. This hydroxyl group rich polymer when added to water forms hydrogen bonding imparting significant viscosity and thickening to the solution. Due to its thickening, emulsifying, binding and gelling properties, quick solubility in cold water, wide pH stability, film forming… CONTINUE READING
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