Agent Name

Potassium alginate

CAS Number

9005-36-1

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Alginic acid, potassium salt; Kelmar; Kelmar improved; Potassium polyalginate; Potassium polymannuronate; Stercofuge; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

Colorless or slightly yellow solid; A colloidal substance; [Hawley] White to yellowish powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as stabilizing and thickening agent in foods and base for dental impression materials; [HSDB]

Comments

Classified as "non-toxic ingestion"; Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in foods; [HSDB] May cause eye irritation; [MSDSonline]

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