A0682 Sigma

Alginic acid sodium salt from brown algae

BioReagent, plant cell culture tested, low viscosity, powder

Synonym: Algin, Sodium alginate

Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrate, Carbohydrates, Cell Biology, Gelling Agents,
product line   BioReagent
form   powder
viscosity   4-12 cP, 1 % in H2O(25 °C)(lit.)
suitability   plant cell culture tested

Description

Other Notes

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

Application

Alginic acid, alginate, is an anionic polysaccharide distributed widely in the cell walls of brown algae. Alginate is biocompatible and gels in the presence of divalent cations such as calcium making it useful for cell encapsulation and immobilization. Immobilized cells have use in bioproduction and bioremediation processes.

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