Dextran Powder 6,000

Product Code: D006-5201
General Product Information

Dextran Powder MW 6,000 is a glucose polymer made by the fermentation of sugar by the bacteria Leuconostroc Mesenteroides. It is defined as a “branched poly-α-d-glucoside having predominant C-1 to C-6 bonds. Dextran polymers are freely soluble in water and other solvents. Dextran polymer is biodegradable and biocompatible and have a wide range of industrial applications in food, flavor, fragrance, Life Science and other applications. Our Dextran Powers are produced, refined and purified at our plant in Scarborough Ontario Canada.

Formula: C6H10O5
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Analysis Specifications


White to slightly off-white powder

Ash Content  
NMT 2.0%
Clarity (10% Solution) at 375 nm  
NMT 0.12 OD Units
Cold Water Solubility Soluble in cold water
Intrinsic Viscosity at 37C (1% Solution) 0.063 to 0.077
pH (10% Solution)


4.5 to 7.0

Loss on Drying (LOD)  
NMT 7.0%
Specific Rotation [a]20D (2% Solution)


NLT +148

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