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Ammonium Alginate Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications

Ammonium Alginate is the ammonium salt of alginic acid, being one of the derivatives of alginic acid, a biopolymer extracted from marine brown algae. Alginic acid is a complex unbranched polymer of β(1→4)-linked d-mannuronic acid and α(1→4)-linked l-guluronic acid. Ammonium alginate is supplied as an odourless and tasteless, white to yellowish-brown coloured powder.

Pharmacopoeial Compliance: FCC

Synonyms and Trade Names: Ammonium Alginate; E404; Alginic Acid, Ammonium Salt; Keltose; Ammonium Polymannuronate

Uses and Applications: Diluent; Stabilising Agent; Suspending Agent; Emulsifying Agent; Humectant; Viscosity-increasing Agent; and Film Forming Agent


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