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Substance Name: Pectin [USP]
RN: 9000-69-5

Note

  • High molecular weight polysaccharides present in the cell walls of all plants. Pectins cement cell walls together. They are used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in the food industry. They have been tried for a variety of therapeutic uses including as antidiarrheals, where they are now generally considered ineffective, and in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

  • Antidiarrheals
  • Food Additives
  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Suspending Agent)
  • Protectant
  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Citrus pectin
  • Pectin
  • Pectin [USP]

MeSH Heading

  • Pectins

Synonyms

  • CCRIS 3935
  • Citrus pectin
  • Colyer pectin
  • EINECS 232-553-0
  • Genu Pectin L 200
  • HSDB 1917
  • Marpee NL
  • Marpee OM
  • Methoxypectin
  • Methyl pectin
  • Methyl pectinate
  • Mexpectin
  • Pectin
  • Pectin (unspecified)
  • Pectin, citrus
  • Pectinate
  • Pectinic acid
  • Pectins
  • UNII-47EQO8LE7H
  • UNII-89NA02M4RX
  • UNII-O2ZUP321U8

Systematic Names

  • Citrus pectin
  • Pectin

Superlist Names

  • Pectin
  • Pectins

Mixture Names

  • Amforol (Veterinary)
  • Donnagel
  • Kaopectate
  • Parelixir

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9000-69-5

FDA UNIIs

  • 47EQO8LE7H
  • 89NA02M4RX
  • O2ZUP321U8

Other Registry Numbers

  • 220424-61-3
  • 503591-24-0
  • 9005-88-3
  • 9046-41-7
  • 9047-18-1

System Generated Number

  • 0009000695

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 subcutaneous 6400mg/kg (6400mg/kg)   Nippon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Pharmacology. Vol. 56(1), Pg. 58S, 1960.
rat LDLo oral 30gm/kg (30000mg/kg)   Food Research. Vol. 13, Pg. 29, 1948.