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Gelatin Properties

Gelatin

Description

 

Gelatin is a translucent, colorless, brittle, nearly tasteless solid substance, derived from the collagen inside animals' skin and bones. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. Substances containing gelatin or functioning in a similar way are called gelatinous. Gelatin is an irreversibly hydrolysed form of collagen. It is found in some gummy candies as well as other products such as marshmallows, gelatin dessert, and some low-fat yogurt.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to slightly yellow powder
CAS Number 9000-70-8
Chemical Composition Sodium Sulfate;Water;Celite;Calcium Hydrogenphosphate Dihydrate;Calcium Chloride Dihydrate;Hydroxyapatite;Collagens Polypeptide
EINECS Number 232-554-6
HS Code 35030010
Molar Mass 50000 - 60000
Molecular Formula C102H151N31O39
RTECS Number LX8580000
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Teleostean Gelatin;Prionex(R) Gelatin;Galfoam;Gelatinfoam;Gelfoam;GT;Pharmagela