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Galactaric Acid

  • Product name:Galactaric Acid
    Appearance:white fine powder


What is Galactaric Acid? 

Galactaric acid, otherwise called mucic acid or galactarate, has a place with the class of natural mixtures known as glucuronic acid subordinates. Glucuronic acid subsidiaries are compounds containing a glucuronic acid moiety (or a subordinate), which comprises of a glucose moiety with the C6 carbon oxidized to a carboxylic acid.

 In fact, galactaric acid in skin care is an aldaric acid acquired by oxidation of galactose. Galactaric acid exists as a white glasslike powder, which dissolves at 210 – 230 oC. It is insoluble in liquor, and almost insoluble in cool water (1 g/300 mL) however more solvent in steaming hot water (1 g/60 mL).. Galactaric acid exists in every single living life form, going from microbes to plants to people. In plants, galactaric acid is regularly delivered or used as an osmorgulator. 

Galactaric acid has been distinguished, however not evaluated in, a few unique food sources, like natural products, vegetables and cow-like milk. A new huge scope dietary investigation discovered that galactaric acid in skin care can act as a biomarker for long haul dairy consumption and for the utilization of carotenoid-rich vegetables (PMID: 33566801 ). In food creation, galactaric acid in skin care can be utilized to supplant tartaric acid in self-rising flour or fizzies.

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Product Name
Galactaric Acid
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Usually about 8-12 days
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Galactaric Acid Usage And Synthesis

Galactaric acid (also known as Mucic acid) is a naturally occurring compound found in fruits, sugar beet and blood. Some basics studies revealed that the acid can be used as a biomarker for diabetic nephropathy diagnosis. Galactaric Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.03% of the products in our database containing it.

The dimethyl ester of 2,3:4,5-di-O-methylene-galactaric acid (Galx) was made to react in the melt with 1,n-alkanediols HO(CH2)nOH containing even numbers of methylenes (n from 6 to 12) to produce linear polycyclic polyesters. Two sets of poly(alkylene 2,3:4,5-di-O-methylene-galactarate) polyesters (PE-nGalx) with weight-average molecular weights in the ∼5000–10000 and ∼35000–45000 ranges were obtained using TBT and DBTO catalysts, respectively. 

For comparative purposes a set of poly(alkylene adipate) polyesters (PE-nAd) was also synthesized with molecular weights in the higher range using a similar procedure. The thermal stability of PE-nGalx was greater than that of PE-nAd although it notably decayed as molecular weight decreased. The replacement of Ad by Galx in the polyesters caused increases in Tg of up to 70 °C, and almost doubled the tensile mechanical parameters. All PE-nGalx were semicrystalline but only those made from 1,12-dodecanediol were able to crystallize from the melt with a crystallization rate that diminished as the molecular weight increased. In general, the galactarate containing polyesters displayed higher solubility and wettability than polyadipates, they hydrolyzed faster and exhibited comparable sensitivity to the action of lipases.

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