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Substance Name: Carrageenan [NF]
RN: 9000-07-1
UNII: 5C69YCD2YJ

Note

  • A water-soluble extractive mixture of sulfated polysaccharides from RED ALGAE. Chief sources are the Irish moss CHONDRUS CRISPUS (Carrageen), and Gigartina stellata. It is used as a stabilizer, for suspending COCOA in chocolate manufacture, and to clarify BEVERAGES.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

Classification Codes

  • Natural Product
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Suspending Agent)
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Viscosity-Increasing Agent)
  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)
  • Tumor Data

Superlist Classification Codes

  • Overall Carcinogenic Evaluation: Group 2B
  • Overall Carcinogenic Evaluation: Group 3

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Carrageenan
  • Carrageenan gum
  • Carrageenan [NF]
  • Chondrus

MeSH Heading

  • Carrageenan

Synonyms

  • 3,6-Anhydro-D-galactan
  • Aubygel GS
  • Aubygum DM
  • Burtonite V-40-E
  • Carastay
  • Carastay C
  • Carrageen
  • Carrageenan
  • Carrageenan gum
  • Carrageenan [EP]
  • Carrageenan,degraded
  • Carrageenin
  • Carragheanin
  • Carragheen
  • Carragheen gum
  • Carragheenan
  • Carragheenin
  • Carraguard
  • CCRIS 3956
  • Chondrus
  • Chondrus extract
  • Colloid 775
  • Coreine
  • EINECS 232-524-2
  • Eucheuma spinosum gum
  • FEMA No. 2596
  • Flanogen ELA
  • Galozone
  • Gelcarin
  • Gelcarin HWG
  • Gelozone
  • Genugel
  • Genugel CJ
  • Genugol RLV
  • Genuvisco J
  • Gum carrageenan
  • Gum chon 2
  • Gum chond
  • Gum Chrond
  • HSDB 1906
  • Irish moss
  • Irish moss extract
  • Irish moss gelose
  • Killeen
  • Lambda Carrageenan
  • Lygomme CDS
  • Marine Colloids
  • Mixture of sulfated polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed (rhodophyceae)
  • Mixture of sulphated polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed (rhodophyceae)
  • Norsk gelatan
  • PC-515
  • Pearlpuss
  • Pellugel
  • Pellugel ID
  • Pencogel
  • Pig-Wrack
  • Plant material obtained from various members of the gigartinaceae or solieriaceae families of red seaweed
  • Satiagel GS350
  • Satiagum 3
  • Satiagum standard
  • Sea Spen
  • Seakem carrageenin
  • Self rock moss
  • Soa Ace WX 138
  • UNII-5C69YCD2YJ
  • Viscarin
  • Viscarin TP 389

Systematic Names

  • Carrageen
  • Carrageenan
  • Carragheenan

Superlist Names

  • Carrageenan
  • Carrageenan, degraded
  • Carrageenan, native

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9000-07-1

FDA UNII

  • 5C69YCD2YJ

Other Registry Numbers

  • 773852-40-7
  • 78005-48-8
  • 8040-42-4
  • 9000-13-9
  • 9000-27-5

System Generated Number

  • 0009000071

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
guinea pig LDLo intravenous 20mg/kg (20mg/kg) KIDNEY, URETER, AND BLADDER: OTHER CHANGES Nature. Vol. 202, Pg. 401, 1964.
rabbit LDLo intravenous 5mg/kg (5mg/kg) BLOOD: CHANGE IN CLOTTING FACTORS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Vol. 17, Pg. 647, 1965.