A muciliginous component the forms about 60-70% of gum tragacanth. Bassorin is also found in some gum-resins, such as olibanum and cherry gum. The water insoluble long-chain polysaccharide will absorb water and swell to form a gel.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Insoluble in hot and cold water, ethanol, and ether. Swells in water and ethanol.