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Sigma-Aldrich

Beeswax

bleached

Synonym(s):
Cera alba
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

form

waxy solid

color

white

mp

61-65 °C (lit.)

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General description

Beeswax is a natural wax that is formed from honeybee Apis mellifera. It is a lipid that contains hydrocarbons, esters and free acids, which can be used to lower the transference of water on films.

Application

Beeswax is used to produce edible films (sodium caseinate, soy protein isolate etc.). It can form a mixture with a variety of fatty acids and polyols to provide flexibile, elastic and stretchable films. It also decreases the water vapor permeability and enhances the mechanical properties of the film.

Packaging

500 g in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

509.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

265 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Effect of beeswax modification on the lipid matrix and solid lipid nanoparticle crystallinity
Attama AA and Muller-Goym CC
Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 315(1-3), 189-195 (2008)
Tensile properties and water vapor permeability of sodium caseinate films containing oleic acid-beeswax mixtures
Fabra MJ, et al.
Journal of Food Engineering, 85(3), 393-400 (2008)
Effect of oleic acid-beeswax mixtures on mechanical, optical and water barrier properties of soy protein isolate based films
Monedero FM, et al.
Journal of Food Engineering, 91(4), 509-515 (2009)
Beeswax?composition and analysis
Tulloch AP
Bee World, 61(2), 47-62 (1980)
Niels Vandamme et al.
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