Scleroglucan, Sclerotium Gum

Vis-SC

Oil and Gas Field, Construction and Industrial Applications

Scleroglucan is a branched polysaccharide produced by a filamentous fungus Sclerotium rolfsii. The primary structure of scleroglucan consist of a backbone of repeating β(1 → 3)-linked glucose residues with approximately every third residue bearing a β(1 → 6)-linked D-glucose branch. This large and complex fungal polysaccharide is soluble in water and is considered a rigid, rod-like, shear thinning β-glucan. In basic solutions, scleroglucan has a tendency to self-associate as a semi-reversible triple helix.

 

Other name: Sclerotium Gum​

CAS No.: 39464-87-4

Function: Thickener, Suspension Agent, Binder, Emulsifier, Stabilizer and Viscosity Agent              

Package: 25 kg bag, 50 lb bag or customization.

Grade

Description

Vis-SC-CZ10

Standard tech grade Sclerotium Gum

 

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Categories

Examples

Functions

Oilfield

Oil recovery

 

 

 

 

In oil recovery, scleroglucan increases the viscosity, and hence the hydraulic pressure of sea water or brine used to extract oil.

 

In watered-out reservoirs where sea water pressure is no longer sufficient to recover the oil, scleroglucan improve the process significantly.

 

Lubrication

 

Scleroglucan lubricates the drill and controls the backpressures created during drilling.

Well drilling

Scleroglucan acts as an oil mud thickener and stabilizer, increases the viscosity of very thin oil muds, which cannot otherwise be drilled.

 

* The above information is for reference only, the prospective user is responsible for determining whether the products are appropriate for your use, and for ensuring that your usage and workplace practice are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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