Xanthan gum is used as a thickening and emulsifying agent in topical pharmaceutical formulations. Xanthan gum gels show pseudoplastic behaviour, the shear thinning being directly proportional to the shear rate. The viscosity returns to normal immediately on release of shear stress.
|Typical use level|
0.05 - 2%
|Benefits / Claims|
Effective at very low use level. Level can be adjusted to achieve the desired viscosity.