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Alginic acid sodium salt from brown algae

BioReagent, suitable for plant cell culture, low viscosity, powder

Synonym: Algin, Sodium alginate

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Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrate, Carbohydrates, Cell Biology, Gelling Agents,
Quality Level   200
biological source   algae (brown)
product line   BioReagent
form   powder
application(s)   cell culture | plant: suitable
viscosity   4-12 cP, 1 % in H2O(25 °C)(lit.)
Featured Industry   Agriculture

Description

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.

Packaging

100 g in poly bottle

Other Notes

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

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Protocols & Articles

Protocols

Gelling Agents - Plant Tissue Culture Protocol

Agar has long been used to solidify media for plant tissue culture. The type of agar or gelling agent used can influence the growth of the tissue in culture. Both purity and cost of the gelling agent...
Keywords: Cell culture, Centrifugation, Immobilization, Inductively coupled plasma, Reductions

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