|CAS Number: ||9005-36-1||
Category:thickeners, gelling agents, stabalizers and emulsifiers
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|Odor Description:at 100.00 %. odorless|
|Taste Description: tasteless|
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|Category: ||thickeners, gelling agents, stabalizers and emulsifiers|
|Recommendation for potassium alginate usage levels up to: |
| ||not for fragrance use.
|European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):|
|Safety and efficacy of sodium and potassium alginate for pets, other non food-producing animals and fish|
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|Re-evaluation of alginic acid and its sodium, potassium, ammonium and calcium salts (E 400–E 404) as food additives|
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|Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :6850754|
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| ||6-(2-carboxy-4,5-dihydroxy-6-methoxyoxan-3-yl)oxy-4,5-dihydroxy-3-methoxyoxane-2-carboxylic acid|
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•it consists chiefly of sodium salt of alginic acid, polyuronic acid composed of beta d-mannuronic acid residues linked so that carboxyl group of each unit is free while aldehyde group is shielded by glycosidic linkage.
•all derivatives of alginic acid designated by the generic term algin. most commonly used algin compound is sodium alginate often used interchangeably.
•trade names include alginate, sfc; cecalgum, sanofi; dialgin, diamalt; keltex, kelco; lamitex, protan; manutex, kelco.
•dental alginates are powder mixtures with the following composition: sodium alginate (10 ? 20 wt %), calcium sulfate (10 wt %), trisodium phosphate (1 ? 4 wt %), diatomite (70 ? 80 wt %), color and flavor (1 ? 2 wt %).
Potential Blenders and core components note
| ||binding agents|
| ||emulsion stabilisers|
| ||viscosity controlling agents|
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
| ||alginic acid potassium salt|
| ||potassium polyalginate|
| ||potassium polymannuronate|
Stabiliser, emulsifier, thickener, formulation aid
Potassium alginate is a chemical compound that is the potassium salt of alginic acid. It is an extract of seaweed and is used as a thickener in the food industry and as a gelling agent and emulsifier.