Sodium Alginate Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Sodium Alginate is the sodium salt of alginic acid, a biopolymer extracted from marine brown algae. Alginates are linear polymers of β(1→4)-linked d-mannuronic acid and α(1→4)-linked l-guluronic acid. Alginates is present in the cell wall of brown algae as different salt forms of alginic acid, namely calcium, magnesium and sodium salts. Sodium alginate is supplied as an odourless and tasteless, white to yellowish-brown coloured powder.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P; I.P
Synonyms and Trade Names: Sodium Alginate; Alginic Acid, Sodium Salt; Sodium Polymannuronate; E401; Kelcosol; Keltone; Protanal; Algin
Uses and Applications: Suspending and Stabilising Agent; Viscosity-increasing Agent; Tablet and Capsule Disintegrant; Binder; and Therapeutic Agent
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