Deuteron® XG is a natural biopolymer derived from polysaccharides. It dissolves in both cold and hot water, forming pseudoplastic solutions that can withstand a broad range of temperatures and pH levels. While insoluble in pure organic solvents, it remains stable in both anionic and non-ionic systems. However, in cationic systems, there might be potential compatibility issues. Deuteron® XG contributes to building robust structural viscosity in various applications.

CAS Number: 11138-66-2

Functions: Rheology Modifier, Thickener

Chemical Family: Polysaccharides

Physical Form: Powder

Synonyms: Dehydroxanthan gum, Xanthan, Xanthan biopolymer, Xanthomonas gum

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Adhesive & Sealant Type
Coating Type
Ink & Toner Type
Use Level
0.1 - 0.3 % (Stabilisation of solids against sedimentation), 0.1 - 0.5 % (Anti - sagging ), 0.1 - 1.0 %(Thickening / Gel formation)

Deuteron® XG is suitable for the following applications

  • General viscosity adjustment
  • Reduction of floating / settling of waxes
  • and pigments
  • Improved stability / anti-sagging
  • Preparation of stable gels

Deuteron® XG especially improves performance in

  • Water-based coatings and printing inks
  • Pigment concentrates
  • Emulsion paints and plasters
  • Water based adhesives
  • Cleaning products

The required addition level depends on the requirement / target properties

  • Thickening / Gel formation 0.1 - 1.0 %
  • Stabilization of solids against sedimentation 0.1 - 0.3 %
  • Anti-sagging 0.1 - 0.5 %


Processing Information
  • Due to its rapid hydration, Deuteron® XG tends to form lumps. To ensure a proper dispersion it is recommended to add Deuteron® XG slowly while stirring. Once everything is added stir at a high shear rate until complete dispersion is achieved.
  • As soon as the viscosity of the solution increases, the speed should be reduced to avoid foam formation. Usually a proper dispersion takes 20 - 30 minutes. For easier incorporation it is possible to develop an easy to use intermediate product. Therefore, Deuteron® XG can be mixed with a glycol / glycolether or alcohol of choice ration approx. 11) and dispersed to a high viscosity suspension.
  • Thickener solutions based on polysaccharides should be stabilized against fungal and bacterial growth with a suitable biocide. All broad range biocides used in the paint industry are suitable.
  • Xanthan Gum, acid-, alkaline- and heat-resistant.
Liquid preparations

Our liquid preparations are based on our Deuteron® XG. The thickener is pre-dispersed in water soluble solvents for easier incorporation. The liquid preparations can be easily dispersed using medium shear force. It is recommended to slowly pour in the dispersion while stirring.


Physical Form
Yellowish powder
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Bulk Densityapprox. 800g/L-
Viscosity (in 1% Water)approx. 2400mPa.s-

Technical Details & Test Data

Technical Details

Solvent tolerance curve of 1% Deuteron® XG in Water / Isopropanol

Viscosity of 0.5% Deuteron® XG at different pH levels.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Paper bags (25 kg net)

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage Conditions

24 months at room temperature and dry conditions. Storage temperature should not exceed 35°C. The relative humidity should not exceed 70%.