Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Karaya Gum

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6624

\kә-rī-ә-\ n [Hindi karāyal resin] (1916) Dry exudation from Sterculia urens, which grows in India. It swells in water, and has some resemblance to gum tragacanth. (Industrial gums: Polysaccharides and their derivatives. Whistler JN, BeMiller JN (eds). Elsevier Science and Technology Books, 1992) Also known as Gum Karaya.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA