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Corn Starch Properties

Corn Starch

Description

 

Corn starch is the starch derived from corn.It is ground from the white endosperm at the heart of a kernel of corn.It is a cereal starch having low Protein & Ash content.It is used in Pharmaceutical Industry as a dusting media for various type of coating as well as binder & filler for capsules & tables,used in textile industry to provide stiffness & to add weight to cloths,used for thickening sauces, gravies, puddings and pie fillings,for sizing as well as to increase the paper strength.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 68412-29-3
Chemical Composition Phosphorous acid
Density 1.005 g/ml
Melting Point 256-258 °C
Molecular Formula (C6H10O5)n
RTECS Number GM5090000
Synonyms Maize Starch; Maize Starch Powder;Amylum;Amidon;Arrow Root Starch;Dextrin Potato White;Rice Starch;Smithies;Acid Modified Starch
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