Maize Starch is a natural corn-based starch that offers superior binding and thickening properties. With its high amylose content, it provides excellent stability and texture in food and industrial applications. This versatile ingredient is also gluten-free, making it a great option for those with dietary restrictions.
Zea Mays Starch
CAS Number: 9005-25-8
Chemical Formula: (C₆H₁₀O₅)n
Average Molar Mass: Varies depending on the molecular weight of the starch molecules (approximately 162.14 g/mol for glucose)
Density: Maize starch typically has a density of around 1.5 - 1.6 g/cm³.
Appearance: Maize starch is a fine, white powder.
Applications and Uses:
Food Industry: Maize starch is commonly used as a thickening agent in a wide range of food products, including soups, sauces, gravies, and bakery items.
Pharmaceuticals: It is used in the pharmaceutical industry for tablet binding and as a filler in capsules.
Paper Industry: Maize starch is utilized in the paper industry for paper coating and sizing applications.
Textile Industry: In the textile industry, it is used in the manufacturing of textiles and as a sizing agent.
Adhesives: Maize starch can be used to make adhesives and pastes for various applications.
Chemical Industry: It serves as a raw material for the production of various chemicals.
Cosmetics: Maize starch is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a absorbent and thickening agent.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store maize starch in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Keep containers tightly closed when not in use to prevent moisture absorption and contamination.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves and safety glasses, when handling the substance.
Avoid inhalation of dust. Provide adequate ventilation in handling areas.
Follow local regulations and guidelines for the safe handling and storage of chemicals and food ingredients.
Maintain good hygiene practices in food processing and handling.
Maize starch is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for consumption in food products when used according to regulatory guidelines.
Avoid inhalation of dust. Prolonged exposure to starch dust may lead to respiratory irritation.
In case of eye contact, rinse thoroughly with water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
In case of ingestion of large quantities, seek medical attention.
Maize starch is not considered flammable or combustible.
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