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Alginic acid sodium salt from brown algae

BioReagent, suitable for immobilization of micro-organisms

Algin, Sodium alginate
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biological source

algae (brown)

product line




ign. residue



≤15% loss on drying


6.0-8.0 (10 mg/mL in H2O)


in accordance for gelation test
suitable for immobilization of micro-organisms

storage temp.

room temp

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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.

Other Notes

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.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Certificate of Origin

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W.H. Scouten
Solid Phase Biochemistry, 449-449 (1983)
O Smidsrød et al.
Trends in biotechnology, 8(3), 71-78 (1990-03-01)
In recent years, entrapment of cells within spheres of Ca2+ alginate has become the most widely used technique for immobilizing living cells. This versatile method includes applications ranging from immobilization of living or dead cells in bioreactors, immobilization of plant
C. Bucke
Methods in Enzymology, 135, 175-175 (1987)
Andreas Blaeser et al.
Advanced healthcare materials, 5(3), 326-333 (2015-12-03)
A microvalve-based bioprinting system for the manufacturing of high-resolution, multimaterial 3D-structures is reported. Applying a straightforward fluid-dynamics model, the shear stress at the nozzle site can precisely be controlled. Using this system, a broad study on how cell viability and
Mikhail Y Maslov et al.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 194, 257-265 (2014-09-23)
Prior studies in small mammals have shown that local epicardial application of inotropic compounds drives myocardial contractility without systemic side effects. Myocardial capillary blood flow, however, may be more significant in larger species than in small animals. We hypothesized that

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