- In detail
Appearance:White or ligjt yellow powder.
Uses: Potassium alginate is widely used in foods as a stabilizer, thickener, and emulsifier.
Its use as a pharmaceutical excipient is currently limited to experimental hydrogel systems. The viscosity, adhesiveness, elasticity, stiffness, and cohesiveness of potassium alginate hydrogels have been determined and compared with values from a range of other hydrogel-forming materials. The effect of calcium ions on the rheological properties of procyanidin hydrogels containing potassium alginate and intended for oral administration has also been investigated.
Specification of Potassium Alginate
|Appearance||White granule or yellowish powder|
|Particle Size (mesh)||30-200|
|Sulfated Ash (%)||≤35 (Dried basis)|
|PH (1% water solution)||6.0-9.5|
|Heavy Metals (mg/kg)||<40|
|Total Bacteria (cfu/g)||<1000|
|Yeast and Mould (cfu/g)||<200|