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A2158 Sigma-Aldrich

Alginic acid sodium salt from brown algae

low viscosity

Synonym: Algin, Sodium alginate

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Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrate, Carbohydrates, Cell Biology, Metabolic Pathways,
biological source   algae (brown)
form   powder
application(s)   electrophoresis: suitable
viscosity   100-300 cP, 2 %(25 °C)(lit.)

Description

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.

Other Notes

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Documents

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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