Morphological, physico-chemical and structural characterization of gum kondagogu (Cochlospermum gossypium): A tree gum from India

Gum kondagogu, a tree exudate gum is a plant growing naturally in the forests of India

V.T.P. Vinod

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • Gum kondagogu, a tree exudate gum is a plant growing naturally in the forests of India
  • scanning electron microscopy analysis suggests that the native gum has irregular particle size, while the deacetylated gum was found to be fibrilar
  • Elemental analysis of the gum revealed the contents of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur to be 34.97, 5.58, 0.229 and 0.128, respectively
  • The major functional groups identified from Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy spectrum include 3431/cm, 1731/cm, 1632/cm, 1429/cm and 1249/cm
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