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Beeswax

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Synonym(s):
Cera alba
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.23

form

waxy solid

color

white

mp

61-65 °C (lit.)

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61-65 °C (lit.)

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53-58 °C (ASTM D 87)

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color

white

color

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color

white to off-white

color

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Quality Level

100

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General description

Beeswax is a natural wax that is formed from honeybee Apis mellifera. It is a lipid that contains hydrocarbons, esters and free acids, which can be used to lower the transference of water on films.

Application

Beeswax is used to produce edible films (sodium caseinate, soy protein isolate etc.). It can form a mixture with a variety of fatty acids and polyols to provide flexibile, elastic and stretchable films. It also decreases the water vapor permeability and enhances the mechanical properties of the film.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

509.0 °F

flash_point_c

265 °C

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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Tensile properties and water vapor permeability of sodium caseinate films containing oleic acid-beeswax mixtures
Fabra MJ, et al.
Journal of Food Engineering, 85(3), 393-400 (2008)
Beeswax?composition and analysis
Tulloch AP
Bee World, 61(2), 47-62 (1980)
Effect of oleic acid-beeswax mixtures on mechanical, optical and water barrier properties of soy protein isolate based films
Monedero FM, et al.
Journal of Food Engineering, 91(4), 509-515 (2009)
Microstructure and optical properties of sodium caseinate films containing oleic acid-beeswax mixtures
Fabra MJ, et al.
Food Hydrocolloids, 23(3), 676-683 (2009)
Effect of beeswax modification on the lipid matrix and solid lipid nanoparticle crystallinity
Attama AA and Muller-Goym CC
Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 315(1-3), 189-195 (2008)

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