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

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Product Description

Agar

Application Notes

Agar is specially purified for use in preparing solid culture media for microbiological and bacteriological applications.

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 02150178-CF
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 Agar is specially purified for use in preparing solid culture media for microbiological and bacteriological applications.
EC Number 232-658-1
Foreign Activity Foreign Organic Matter
Format ≤1.0%Foreign Insoluble Matter
Gel Strength ≤1.0%
Grade Bacteriological Grade
Applications Culture Media
Mean Pore Size ≤20%
Moisture Content MFCD00081288
Molecular Weight 336.337 g/mol
Optical Rotation 0219461594||0215017890||091010617||0210026690
Particle Size Total Ash ≤6.5% (dry weight basis); Acid Insoluble Ash ≤0.5%; Foreign Organic Matter ≤1.0%; Foreign Insoluble Matter ≤1.0%
Physical Appearance Off-white Powder
pKa Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter
Potency 7.0 to 7.6 (1.5% aqueous solution) (Lit.)
Product Families Description Agar
Product Overview Agar
RTECS Number AW7950000
Solubility less than 1 mg/mL at 63° F (NTP, 1992)
Specific Activity 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.
Sterility Red alga Rhodophyceae
Storage and Handling room temperature
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.