Sodium Carboxymethyl Starch (CMS)
SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL STARCH (CMS / SCMS / SODIUM STARCH GLYCOLATE) is a starch ether derivative derived from starch. It is soluble in water at room temperature and forms a transparent to light milky & viscous solution.
CMS is an important modified starch with unique properties due to the presence of negatively charged functional group (CH2COO-). The introduction of carboxymethyl groups interrupts the ordered structure of native starch and intervenes with the re-association of gelatinized starch. This modification yields starch with decreased gelatinization temperature, increased solubility and improved storage stability.
CAS NUMBER: 9063-38-1.
CMS is chemically processed carbohydrate typically derived from Native starch viz. Maize, Potato, Tapioca & Rice.
CMS are widely used in Oil Well Drilling, Textile, Paper & Corrugated Board, Detergent, Welding Electrodes, Food, Pharmaceutical, Pesticides, Cosmetic, Toothpaste, Paint, Mining and Ceramic Industries.