• Studies on plant mucilages - Examination of the root powder ofAsparagus filicinus

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      Fructose; Hydrazone; Uronic Acid; Specific Rotation; Free Sugar

    • Abstract


      The roots ofAsparagus filicinus contain a mucilage to an extent of 60 per cent. The latter is composed of a uronic acid, fructose, glucose and mannose, which are in the ratio of 1∶2∶8∶10. The uronic acid seems to be glucuronic acid.

      The fibre-free root powder was found to give satisfactory results in bulksizing and finishing in the textile industry. It was also found to be satisfactory as a base in calico-printing.

    • Author Affiliations


      P S Rao1 O N Rozdon1

      1. Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun
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