Rheology and Aggregation of Cactus ( Opuntia ficus-indica ) Mucilage in Solution

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  title={Rheology and Aggregation of Cactus ( Opuntia ficus-indica ) Mucilage in Solution},
  author={Alejandro C{\'a}rdenas and Inocencio Higuera-Ciapara and Francisco M Goycoolea},
  year={2004}
}
The mucilage obtained from cactus is commonly described as water-soluble pectin-like polysaccharide. Although few potential uses of this material have been described, it is not an industrial hydrocolloid. The objective of this study was to evaluate the rheological behavior of the polysaccharide isolated from the cladodes of Opuntia ficus-indica. The polymer had a weight average molecular mass (Mw) of 3 × 106 and a number average molecular mass (Mn) of 2.4 × 106, with a polydispersity index (Mw… CONTINUE READING

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