sodium alginate


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sodium alginate

[′sōd·ē·əm ′al·jə‚nāt]
(organic chemistry)
C6H7O6Na Colorless or light yellow filaments, granules, or powder which forms a viscous colloid in water; used in food thickeners and stabilizers, in medicine and textile printing, and for paper coating and water-base paint. Also known as algin; alginic acid sodium salt; sodium polymannuronate.
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Geographically, the global sodium alginate market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa and South America.
In our study, that point was attained after 15 min exposure of 100mM CaCl2 for gel beads with 3% sodium alginate (Figure 1).
We compared the pharmacokinetics of NaSA formulated using 2 different sodium alginate hydrogel complexes to that of an aqueous solution of NaSA after SC administration in broiler chickens.
Moreover, films of pure sodium alginate, pure gelatin and sodium alginate/gelatin (1:1) were also recorded to evaluate the composite material.
Sodium alginate was chosen as the coating polymer, since it is a biodegradable polymer, derived from brown algae.
Chitosan solution was prepared by stirring a dispersion of chitosan (8g) in 2.0% (v/v) aqueous acetic acid solution for 1hr at 60[degrees]C and then 2g of sodium alginate polymer was added to the chitosan solution and stirred for 10 min.
One hundred thirty-six patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who remained symptomatic on a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) continued their PPI and were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 10 ml of a sodium alginate suspension (Gaviscon Advance) four times per day (30 minutes after meals and at bedtime) or placebo for seven days.
The acid-soluble chitosan, water-soluble chitosan and the combined water-soluble chitosan and sodium alginate coatings helped reduce the decay rate of Duke and Elliott fruit when the products were stored at room temperature.
The calcium sodium alginate dressing had the highest absorption capacity and after 4 hours, it degraded.