Agent Name

Algin

CAS Number

9005-38-3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Algiline; Algin (Laminaria spp. and other kelps); Algin (polysaccharide); Alginate KMF; Alginic acid, sodium salt; Algipon L-1168; Amnucol; Antimigrant C 45; Cecalgine TBV; Cohasal-IH; Darid QH; Dariloid QH; Duckalgin; Halltex; Kelco Gel LV; Kelcosol; Kelgin; Kelgin F; Kelgin HV; Kelgin LV; Kelgin XL; Kelgum; Kelset; Kelsize; Keltex; Keltone; L'-Algiline; Lamitex; Manucol; Manucol DM; Manucol KMF; Manucol SS/LD2; Manugel F 331; Manutex; Manutex F; Manutex RS 1; Manutex RS-5; Manutex SA/KP; Manutex SH/LH; Meypralgin R/LV; Minus; Mosanon; Nouralgine; OG 1; Pectalgine; Proctin; Protacell 8; Protanal; Protatek; Snow Algin H; Snow Algin L; Snow Algin M; Sodium alginate; Sodium polymannuronate; Stipine; Tagat; Tragaya; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Cream-colored solid; [Merck Index] Yellow-brown powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A gelling polysaccharide extracted from sea kelp; [Merck Index] Used as a fining agent (brewing industry), foam stabilizer; sizing agent (paper and textiles), emulsion stabilizer and suspending agent (food, drinks, and drugs), thickener (dye solutions), silver-recovery agent from waste photographic solution, bodying agent for bakery products, polymer to form absorbent alloys, and hemostatic; Also used in drilling muds, water treatment (flocculation of solids), dental impression preparations, boiler compounds, cement compositions, water-based paints, and entrapment of various biocatalysts; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Non-toxic ingestion"; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics N.V. MSDS]

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