alginate

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alginate

[′al·jə‚nāt]
(botany)
An algal polysaccharide that is a major constituent of the cell walls of brown algae.
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When the soluble alginates are mixed with water, they form a viscous sol quite readily.
A battery could last 10 times longer if it were bonded with alginate, he says.
These newer alginate products are being marketed with the pretext of having certain qualities that make them superior to the conventional alginates.
Keywords: Urease, Immobilization, Calcium alginate, Aspergillus fumigatus, Animal feed.
Alginates can be isolated from cells and are commercially available.
Among the most commonly used polymers as encapsulating material, there is the sodium alginate which is capable of forming a highly versatile matrix, biocompatible and non-toxic for the protection of active components, cells and mainly probiotic microorganisms sensible to heat, pH, oxygen, and other factors in which the foods are exposed during its processing and storage (GOH et al.
Bordin DS, Masharova AA, Firsova LD, Kozhurina TS, Safonova OV Evaluation of action, efficacy, and onset dynamics of a single dose of alginates in patients with heartburn and GERD.
2004), followed by the alginates because of their capacity to form a weak gel with a lower degree of crosslinking and a lower water-retaining capacity (Lieberman & Lachman 1982).
2, 3 and 500 sodium alginate concentrations were used for production and reusability of immobilized cells for 5 more trials.
Object of study was vegetative analogue of pharmaceutical gelatin: alginate NO4-600.