Octenyl succinic acid modified gum arabic

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Octenyl succinic acid modified gum arabic
Other names
  • Gum arabic hydrogen octenylbutandioate
  • Gum arabic hydrogen octenylsuccinate
  • OSA modified gum arabic
E number E423 (thickeners, ...)
Appearance Off-white to light tan, free flowing powder[1]
Freely soluble[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Octenyl succinic acid modified gum Arabic is known to the FAO as a food additive.[1] It has E number E423, and is a chemical modification of gum arabic.



It is a free flowing powder at STP, and has off-white to light tan colour. It has functionality as an emulsifier and is freely soluble in water.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "OCTENYL SUCCINIC ACID MODIFIED GUM ARABIC" (PDF). FAO Monographs 11 (2011) - JECFA. FAO.