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Gum arabic from acacia tree

branched polysaccharide

Synonym: Acacia gum



Other Notes

Believed to be a branched polymer of galactose, rhamnose, arabinose, and glucuronic acid as the calcium, magnesium, and potassium salts with a mol. wt. of approx. 250,000.


1 kg in poly bottle

500 g in poly bottle

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Can Product G9752, Gum arabic from acacia tree, be used to extract nuclei from ciliate cells?
This product has been cited for use in a lysis buffer to extract nuclei from ciliate cells.  The reference is J. Eukaryotic Microbiology, 43(3), 198-202 (1996).
Can you provide a description of the polysaccharide in Gum arabic from acacia tree, Product G9752?
The polysaccharide in gum arabic is branched with a main chain of (1->3) linked β-D-galactopyranosyl units, with side chains of (1->3) β-D-galactopyranosyl units joined to it by (1->6) links. The side chains are two to five units in length. Both main chains and side chains have attached units of α-L-arabinofuranosyl, α-L-rhamnopyranosyl, β-D-glucuronopyranosyl and 4-O-methyl-β-D-glucuronopyranosyl units.
What is the solubility of Product G9752, Gum arabic from acacia tree?
According to The Merck Index, 12th ed., Entry# 11, gum arabic is insoluble in alcohols. It is almost completely soluble in twice its weight of water. It is soluble in glycerol and in propylene glycol, but prolonged heating may be necessary for complete solution.
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