Re: Autoclaving gum and gelatin

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/02/05-10:14:19 PM Z
Message-id: <a06020410be2753ee54b6@[]>

Well, deja vu all over again. I thought we had
put this puppy to rest with previous discussions.
My experience is that raising the temperature of
a gelatin solution to 140 F for a relatively
short period of time (say two hours or less) does
not break it down. However, if one were to keep
the temperature of the gelatin at 140 F or
higher for a long period of time (four hours or
more) , or go through several cycles of heating
and cooling the solution, it will break down.


>Gelatin raised above about 140 F is useless for
>sizing purposes if that's what you have in mind
>-- it breaks down. Whether it would serve some
>other purpose (glue, skin treatment, whatever)
>has not AFAIK been described.
Received on Wed Feb 2 22:14:37 2005

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