Carrageenan Iota Type
Carrageenan is a naturally-occurring family of polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed. Upon cooling and in the presence of appropriate cations, (K+, Ca2+), carrageenan polymers align themselves to form double helices. Iota carrageenan binds water and forms dry, elastic gels in the presence of calcium salts. Ca2+ ions make bonds between the carrageenan -molecules to form helices. The negative charges associated with the 2-sulphate groups on the iota carrageenan molecules do not allow the helices to aggregate to the same extent as Kappa carrageenan.
- Store dry at room temperature
- Soluble in water (hot / 5 g/l)
- H331 Toxic if inhaled
- P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
- P304 IF INHALED:
- P311 Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician