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Alginic acid

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Definition of the noun alginic acid

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noun

  1. a gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of alginic acid: algin
    • more generic word: gum = any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants

Alternative definition of the noun alginic acid

noun

  1. A gum (a carboxylated polysaccharide), extracted from certain seaweeds, used as a food additive

Explanation

Alginic acid, also called algin or alginate, is an anionic polysaccharide distributed widely in the cell walls of brown algae, where through binding with water it forms a viscous gum. In extracted form it absorbs water quickly; it is capable of absorbing 200-300 times its own weight in water. Its colour ranges from white to yellowish-brown. It is sold in filamentous, granular or powdered forms.

  • also known as Acidum alginicum, حمض الألجنيك

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Google previewPolymer Chemistry (2004)

Introduction to an Indispensable Science by David M. Teegarden

Alginic acid is a polysaccharide as are cellulose and starch. Unlike cellulose and starch, however, alginic acid as the name ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

PROPYLENE GLYCOL ALGINATE Synonyms Alginic acid, ester with 1,2- propanediol (8CI)(9CI); Alginic acid propylene glycol ester; Hydroxypropyl alginate; Propylene alginate; Propylene glycol alginate; Propylene glycol alginate ester.

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

See alsoagaragar, alginic acid, carragheen, laver bread, nori alga mar An edible seaweed, Durvilleaantarctica, exported tothe USA from Chile algarroba SpainCarob Alge Germany Seaweed,algae Algerian clementine United States Fina ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed

The process for algin manufacture basically involves a prewash of the seaweed whereby undesirable salts are leachedout and removed, followed by extraction with a dilute alkaline solution thatsolubilizes the alginic acid present in the ...

Google previewChemical Dictionary of Economic Plants (2001)

by Jeffrey B. Harborne, Herbert Baxter

Alginic acid 665 The seaweeds, Laminaria hyperbaria and also Ascophyllum nodosum (Phaeophyta). Plant gum. Alginic acid is a polysaccharide of the cell wall and is derived from D-mannuronic acid and L-galacturonic acid. Used widely in ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Michael D. Larrañaga, Richard J. Lewis, Sr., Robert A. Lewis

Alginic acid is another important derivative. Blue-green algae are water contaminants and are toxic to fish and other aquatic life. Phosphorus compounds in detergent wastes stimulate the growth of algae to such an extent that overpopulation ...

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