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A2033

Sigma-Aldrich

Alginic acid sodium salt from brown algae

Medium viscosity

Synonym(s):
Algin, Sodium alginate
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

algae (brown)

form

powder

viscosity

≥2,000 cP, 2 %(25 °C)(lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

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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.

Packaging

100, 250, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Other Notes

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

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  3. Can you use alginic acid sodium salt, Product A2033, as a support/gel?

    Yes. Here are some references for preparing alginic acid sodium salt as a support:Adaoha Mbanaso, E.N. and Roscoe, O.H., Plant Sci. Lett., 25, 61-66 (1982);Chee, R. and Cantliffe, D.J., In Vitro Cell. Develop. Biol., 25, 757 (1989);Draget, K.I., et al., Plant Physiol., 132, 552 (1988);Larkin, P.J., et al., Plant Sci., 58, 203 (1988).

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