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Agar

Agar

Synonyms Agar-agar; Gelose; Japan agar; Bengal isinglass; Ceylon isinglass; Chinese isinglass; Japan isinglass; Gum agar; Bengal gelatin; Ceylon; Digenea simplex mucilage; GAM medium; Layor caran; Oxoid III; Oxoid L 11

CAS Number: 9002-18-0 Molecular Weight: 336.337 g/mol

EC Number: 232-658-1 MDL Number: MFCD00081288

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Product Description

Agar

Application Notes

Agar is typically used in (According to the Merck Index): Substitute for gelatin, isinglass, etc. in making emulsions including photographic, gels in cosmetics, and as thickening agent in foods especially confectionaries and dairy products; in meat canning; in production of medicinal encapsulations and ointments; as dental impression mold base; as corrosion inhibitor; sizing for silks and paper; in the dyeing and printing of fabrics and textiles; in adhesives. In nutrient media for bacterial cultures.

Usage Statement

Research Use Only (RUO). Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Key Applications

Culture Media

Specifications
SKU 02100262-CF
Application Notes Agar is typically used in (According to the Merck Index): Substitute for gelatin, isinglass, etc. in making emulsions including photographic, gels in cosmetics, and as thickening agent in foods especially confectionaries and dairy products; in meat canning; in production of medicinal encapsulations and ointments; as dental impression mold base; as corrosion inhibitor; sizing for silks and paper; in the dyeing and printing of fabrics and textiles; in adhesives. In nutrient media for bacterial cultures.
EC Number 232-658-1
Foreign Activity Foreign Organic Matter ≤1.0%; Foreign Insoluble Matter ≤1.0%
Gel Temperature ~33-35°C (lit.)
Grade USP Grade
Heavy Metals ≤40 ppm; Arsenic ≤3 ppm; Lead ≤10 ppm
Applications Culture Media
Molecular Weight 336.337 g/mol
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter
Physical Appearance Pale Yellow Powder
Product Families Description Agar
Product Overview Agar
RTECS Number AW7950000
Solubility less than 1 mg/mL at 63° F (NTP, 1992)
Source Red alga Rhodophyceae
Storage and Handling Room temperature
Typical Working Concentration Use approximately 15 grams/L for plates and about 7 grams/L for top agar.
Usage Statement Research Use Only (RUO). Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.