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Sclerotium Gum; Scleroglucan

Industrial Applications
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$5.00 USD
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Scleroglucan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide, is produced by the fungus Sclerotium rolfsii. It belongs to the group of β-glucans, and its structure comprises a linear backbone of β-(1→3)-linked glucose units with a β-(1→6)-linked glucose side chain every third unit.

One of the key properties of scleroglucan is its high molecular weight, which contributes to its viscosity and its ability to form firm gels. Additionally, it exhibits excellent water solubility, shear-thinning behavior, and pseudoplasticity, which is the ability of a substance to reduce in viscosity when stress is applied and regain its viscosity when the stress is removed.

Scleroglucan also has remarkable stability under a wide range of conditions, including variations in pH, temperature, and salt concentration. Because of these properties, scleroglucan is often used in applications that require thickening, stabilization, or gelation.

 

Grades

Product Code

Feature

GA3060

Technical Grade

 

Applications

Categories

Examples

Functions

Oilfield

Oil recovery

 

 

 

 

In oil recovery, scleroglucan increases the viscosity, and hence the hydraulic pressure of sea water or brine used to extract oil.

In watered-out reservoirs where sea water pressure is no longer sufficient to recover the oil, scleroglucan improve the process significantly.

 

Lubrication

 

Scleroglucan lubricates the drill and controls the backpressures created during drilling.

Well drilling

Scleroglucan acts as an oil mud thickener and stabilizer, increases the viscosity of very thin oil muds, which cannot otherwise be drilled.

 

Documentation

Technical Data Sheet _ GA3060

Safety Data Sheet

GA Series Polysaccharides Brochure

Grade
Size
Sclerotium Gum; Scleroglucan
Grade
Size
  • Grade: GA3060
  • Size: 250 G

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