Agar, bacteriological grade, molecular biology reagent, 1 kg

Agar, bacteriological grade, molecular biology reagent, 1 kg

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

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

Packaging size: 1 kg

SKU 0219402191
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Description

Product Description

Agar is a polysaccharide complex extracted by bleaching and hot water treatment of agarocytes from the red alga Rhodophyceae, it is composed of approximately 70% agarose and 30% agaropectin. Agarose is a neutral gelling component which is composed of a linear polymer of alternating D-galactose and 3,6-anhydrogalactose units. Agaropectin is a non-gelling component which consists of b-1,3-glycosidically linked D-galactose units.

Application Notes

According to the Merck Index, agar is typically used in microbiology and bacteriology to make solid culture media for microorganisms; as an antistaling agent in bakery products, confectionery, meats and poultry; as a gelling agent is cosmetics, desserts and beverages; as a corrosion inhibitor; in sizing for paper and silks; in adhesives; in the dyeing and printing of textiles and fabrics; and as a protective colloid in ice cream, pet foods, health foods, laxatives, pharmaceuticals, dental impressions, lab reagents and photographic emulsions.

Usage Statement

Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.

Key Applications

Culture media | Antistaling agent | Gelling agent

Specifications
SKU 0219402191
Alternate Names 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
Application Notes According to the Merck Index, agar is typically used in microbiology and bacteriology to make solid culture media for microorganisms; as an antistaling agent in bakery products, confectionery, meats and poultry; as a gelling agent is cosmetics, desserts and beverages; as a corrosion inhibitor; in sizing for paper and silks; in adhesives; in the dyeing and printing of textiles and fabrics; and as a protective colloid in ice cream, pet foods, health foods, laxatives, pharmaceuticals, dental impressions, lab reagents and photographic emulsions.
Base Catalog Number 19402191
CAS # 9002-18-0
EC Number 232-658-1
Format Powder
Pack Size 1 kg
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter
pH Approximately 7.0 to 7.6(1.5% aqueous solution, Lit.)
Solubility Agar is strongly hydrophilic and can slowly absorb about 20 times its weight of cold water, swelling in the process. Hot water is usually necessary to solubilize agar. Insoluble in alcohols.
Typical Working Concentration Use approximately 15 grams/L for plates and about 7 grams/L for top agar.
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.