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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.
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Physical and Chemical Properties
- Insoluble in hot and cold water, ethanol, and ether.
- Swells in water and ethanol.