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Ammonium Alginate

    Synonyms: Alginic acid, ammonium salt; ammonium polymannuronate; E404; Keltose.

    Description: Ammonium alginate occurs as white to yellowish brown filamentous, grainy, granular, or powdered forms.

    Chemical Name: Ammonium alginate

    Diluent; emulsifying agent; film-forming agent; humectant; stabilizing agent; thickening agent.

    • Ammonium alginate is widely used in foods as a stabilizer, thickener and emulsifier.
    • It is also used in pharmaceutical preparations as a color-diluent, emulsifier, film-former, and humectant.

    Incompatible with oxidizing agents and strong acids and alkalis.

    Ammonium alginate is widely used in cosmetics and food products, and also in pharmaceutical formulations such as tablets. It is generally regarded as a nontoxic and nonirritant material, although excessive oral consumption may be harmful.

    Observe normal precautions appropriate to the circumstances and quantity of the material handled. Eye protection, gloves, and a dust respirator are recommended.

    Alginic acid; calcium alginate; potassium alginate; propylene glycol alginate; sodium alginate.