Carboxymethylcellulose of E466 3912310000
Edible cellulose gum
This chemical substance - purified CMC sodium - is also called carboxymethyl cellulose. At the moment, it is considered one of the most widespread thickening agents that are allowed for use in the
food industry. It is also known in short as food CMC
or food additive under the abbreviation E466.
E466 additive: what is it and how is it obtained?
Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is synthesized from cellulose, before converting it into
water-soluble state due to the chemical reaction of hydration.
The solubility of cellulose in water is achieved due to the introduction of carboxymethyl groups into the chain.
they make it possible to obtain this output
E466 what is made of, you ask? The substance itself is obtained as a result of direct
interaction of monochloroacetic acid with cellulose through the mediation of sodium hydroxide
. Cellulose for the production of CMC is selected to the fullest extent, based on the requirements for the
quality of the finished food additive. This process takes place in several stages:
Initially cellulose is processed using sodium hydroxide - as a result
Then, the reaction of chemical interaction of monochloroacetic acid with alkaline cellulose is carried out.
After passing through all the stages, the final product contains up to a third of by-products are sodium chloride and sodium glycolate. Substance is then purified using
drying and rinsing processes to 99.9% purity. It is such an E466 that is safe to buy.
It is harmless to humans and ready to use.
The CMC water solution itself is a viscous, sticky liquid. And the degree of its viscosity directly
depends on the concentration of substituted hydroxyl groups in the substance. If they are < shade. It dissolves perfectly in alkalis, in hot and cold water - in acids and glycerols. CMC dissolves slightly worse. This additive does not dissolve at all in organic liquids, as well as in mineral oils.
Carboxymethyl cellulose is completely tasteless and odorless.
Carboxymethyl cellulose is a food additive with special physical properties. It is
as a chemical very soluble in water. When working, it is worth observing
the main principle of its dissolution, namely, to ensure rapid and uniform wetting of all particles
before their viscosity begins to increase.
Note that the rate of dissolution of CMC increases as the temperature of the water rises. This is possible due to the fact that the viscosity of the CMC decreases with increasing
temperature of the solution or the environment. The optimum temperature for working with
CMC is 50-60 ° C.
When dissolving E466 additive, it is worth considering the size of its particles. A finely ground CMC powder will dissolve much faster in water than a coarse powder
. This is due to the fact that each individual particle of cellulose gum undergoes the process of hydration without the formation of lumps.
A particularly useful property of CMC is its ability to increase the degree of viscosity
aqueous solutions. You can buy carboxymethyl cellulose in Ukraine with both high and low molecular weight
- they can be used to prepare solutions of the desired viscosity
The main areas of application of the food additive CMC E466
CMC in the food industry is used in the manufacture of such products as
Bakery and flour confectionery .
Fat and oil products.
Dairy and sour milk products.
Alcoholic drinks. Here, CMC is used as an affordable thickener
. Food additive E466 prevents a sharp decrease in the concentration of sugar in alcohol, which can lead to deterioration of the product or deterioration of its taste and
aroma characteristics. Moderate use of this additive makes it possible to create a
product with excellent taste and excellent aroma yield. For example,
the use of E466 in the manufacture of rum allows it to provide it with the necessary
Fish and meat products - sausages, sausages, sausages, products deep-frozen and semi-finished products. E466 is a food additive that perfectly retains moisture in them, prevents drying out and destruction of meat and fish fibers when
defrosting, as well as the loss of nutrients by them.
Pretreatment of fruits and vegetables - precisely the use of
carboxymethyl cellulose significantly improves their taste and stabilizes the flesh when preparing juices, nectars and baby purees.
Ketchups and sauces - carboxymethyl cellulose improves their quality and gives
excellent texture. The fluidity of sauces and ketchups is improved, and the syneresis process
is minimized. In the preparation of these food products, CMC is used,
because it has excellent water-binding and thickening properties.
How carboxymethyl cellulose is used for mastic
This substance is used as an excellent thickener, which is suitable for making various types of mastics and sugar pastes, used for coating finished confectionery products
, as well as for creating edible figurines and flower arrangements ... Moreover,
cellulose gum is also suitable for the manufacture of food glue, which is necessary for
reliable bonding of different parts of finished mastic products. Note,
that this food additive has a slight whitening effect.
The composition of the confectionery mastic directly depends on its purpose. It can be used
covering ready-made cakes;
CMC in the confectionery industry is added, depending on the purpose, in different
types of mastic. For example, to make flowers, you need to add a lot of this substance to the mastic. It is the large amount of E466 additive that allows
to make the flower petals as transparent as possible, and as a result, they will look very realistic
. For figurines, add a smaller amount of carboxymethyl cellulose to the mastic - only in this case, when trying to smooth the surface
cracks will not appear on the product.
Mastic , which is used for wrapping cakes, is much softer in its texture due to
its physical properties, it cannot keep its shape. Figures made on its basis
fall off even before they have time to dry. In its composition, the mastic contains
a large amount of fat - it is due to this that it lends itself well to rolling and does not
dry so quickly under the hands during the process of decorating the cake. Remember that without
a sufficient amount of CMC, the mastic will not withstand staining with bright dyes
of natural or synthetic origin.
As for the mastic that is used to make different types of figures, then it is
in its composition somewhat reminiscent of pastry paste for making flowers. Her
composition can also contain chocolate, cocoa butter or its substitute - thanks to these
components, complex characters can be sculpted from it and during work they can be smoothed out
cracks that have appeared on them.
The use of carboxymethyl cellulose in the confectionery industry for the manufacture of mastic can significantly improve its physical properties. It
becomes more plastic, quick-drying and elastic, which greatly simplifies the process of modeling different colors and figures.
If you do not know where carboxymethyl cellulose is buy and how to work with it correctly,
our employees will advise you.
The cost of carboxymethyl cellulose in our company is as affordable as possible.
our assortment includes samples of CMC of European quality, which are safe
for use in the food industry. Details of ordering the substance
check with our managers by phone or online.