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Definition of the noun alginic acid
What does alginic acid mean as a name of something?
- a gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier
Alternative definition of the noun alginic acid
- A gum (a carboxylated polysaccharide), extracted from certain seaweeds, used as a food additive
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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Polymer 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 ...
Effective Delivery of Bioactive Ingredients by Cristina Sabliov, Hongda Chen, Rickey Yada
Alginic acid is a hydrophilic colloidal polysaccharide obtained from various species of brown seaweed (Phaeophyceae). It is a linear copolymer consisting mainly of residues of d‐mannuronic acid and l‐guluronic acid, often arranged in ...
Pharmaceutical Monographs by R. T. Coutts, G. A. Smail
ALG INIC ACID Alginic acid is a cell wall and intercellular mucilage of the brown algae (Phaeophyceae). It usually occurs as a ...
Marine Cosmeceuticals (2016)
Trends and Prospects by Se-Kwon Kim
Acid polysaccharides found in brown algal cell walls are mainly composed of alginic acid and fucoidan. Alginic acid is a gelling polysaccharide containing 1,4- linked B-D-mannuronic and a-L-guluronic acid residues arranged in a nonregular, ...
by John Daintith
alginic acid name of the parent hydrocarbon. For example: methane (CH4) is the parent hydrocarbon of the alcohol methanol (CH3OH), the aldehyde methanal ( HCHO), and the carboxylic acid methanoic acid (HCOOH); ethane (C2H6) is the ...
Dictionary 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 ...
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 ...
by Henry Philippsborn
Johannisbrotmehl n; Karubef caroube f alfarrobaf * alginate → 274 alginic acid; alginate (Prod.) (Pharmaceutical technology; alginic acid: (C6H8O6)n; a complex polysaccharide; ...
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