Calcium Alginate
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Calcium Alginate
Alias
Alginic acid, calcium salt
Category
Polymer surfactants-Sugar
CAS No.
9005-35-0
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: off-white to pale yellow solid.
Solubility: slightly soluble in water. Soluble in sodium citrate solution.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, low irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat intraperitoneal LD50: 1407mg/Kg; rat intravenous LD50: 64mg/Kg.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: Biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent sustained-release, thickening, dispersing, emulsifying, binding, moisture, film-forming abilities. good biocompatibility.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives, %,≥
90
 
Major Uses
Use as sustained-release agent, thickening agent, emulsifying agent, dispersing agent widely.
Conditioning agent, thickening agent, masking agent, antiperspirants auxiliary components in personal care products.
Sizing agent in textile, silk, paper.
Adhesives in powder molding.
Used in pharmaceutical industry.
Use as food additive.
Use as calcium alginate fiber.
Use as radiation protection agent.
Use as colloidal stabilizer.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:9005-35-0
Update: 20140911(1);

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