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Guar Gum and Its Graft Copolymers: An Overview

Sandeep Rai, Nilesh Singh, Akshita Rai

Abstract


Guar gum, a naturally occurring polysaccharide, is being widely used in numerous applications. Guar gum is modified by graft copolymerization to improve upon properties. Grafting is an innovative method to produce a new class of semi synthetic polymeric materials. In grafting, while the original properties of polymer remain intact, some additional and useful properties are incorporated. Natural polymers are available in huge quantities on Earth, since billions of years. Guar gum is a versatile natural polymer and is used as food and medicinal plants. In this review, an attempt is being made to bring the insights on guar gum and its graft copolymers.

Keywords: cyamopsis tetragonolobus, graft copolymers, guar gum, % grafting and grafting efficiency, polymer, polysaccharide

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