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Alginic acid sodium salt from brown algae

BioReagent, suitable for immobilization of micro-organisms

Synonym: Algin, Sodium alginate

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Properties

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product line   BioReagent
ign. residue   ≤30%
loss   ≤15% loss on drying
pH   6.0-8.0 (10 mg/mL in H2O)
suitability   in accordance for gelation test
  suitable for immobilization of micro-organisms
storage temp.   room temp

Description

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A straight-chain, hydrophilic, colloidal, polyuronic acid composed of glucuronic and mannuronic acid residues.

Immobilization of cells; or enzymes; the alginate matrix can be liquefied by the addition of a chelating agent, making possible the recovery of developing colonies without affecting their continued growth.

Application

Alginate, a colloidal polyuronic acid structural molecule capable of gelation, is used in the preparation of colloidal biodegradable structures such as gels, biofilms, beads, nanoparticles, and microcapsules suitable for applications that range from gel based separation technologies to drug delivery and cell preservation.

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RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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