Arabinogalactan

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Western larch tree

Description

A water-soluble polysaccharide that is extracted from the timber of the western larch trees. Arabinogalactan is composed of arabinose and galactose. The light brown powder is used in lithography.

Other Properties

Soluble in water.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 381
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

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