Any Food Chemists Out There?

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windemire Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:18pm
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Does anybody know the functional difference between Carbonyl Methyl Cellulose and Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose?

Are they essentially the same thing, with the same uses?

I did some research on the internet, but everything I found was waaaaay over my head. All I know about chemistry is that sometimes a different letter or two in a name can make a world of difference. icon_rolleyes.gif

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Sugarflowers Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:36pm
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The easy name is Tylose. They are the same thing.



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frankdiabetes Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 2:41am
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Chemist/biochemist here, chiming in a little late. All carboxyls are carbonyls, but not all carbonyls are carboxyls.

Carbonyls are compounds with a C=O group, carboxyls have a C=O and an -OH group. So in this case it doesn't really make a difference because they're both tylose icon_smile.gif.

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CakeMommyTX Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 2:56am
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You lost me at

Never took Chemistry, opted for Biology, you don't need to know about cell division do you icon_lol.gif

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