Definition of Alginic acid

1. Noun. A gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier.

Exact synonyms: Algin
Generic synonyms: Gum



Definition of Alginic acid

1. Noun. A gum (a carboxylated polysaccharide), extracted from certain seaweeds, used as a food additive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alginic Acid

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Literary usage of Alginic acid

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1. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1913)
"The alginic acid or algin is removed by digestion in a hot dilute solution of ... On treating the filtrate with hydrochloric acid, the alginic acid is ..."

2. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1898)
""When precipitated by adding a mineral acid to the solution of its salts, alginic acid forms a very gelatinous precipitate, which when dry resembles albumin ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen, Wm. A. Davis (1913)
"The alginic acid or algin is removed by digestion in a hot dilute solution of ... On treating the filtrate with hydrochloric acid, the alginic acid is ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"alginic acid dried at 100° will absorb 200 to 300 times ita weight of water. ... Trade name for an iron compound of alginic acid (from seaweed) ; contains ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1899)
"Compound of alginic acid with the metallic bases, characterized by remaining ... Compounds of alkaloids with alginic acid. Soluble in water, not in the ..."

6. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1893)
"It is manufactured in the following manner :—The seaweeds are treated with a boiling solution of sodium carbonate, which dissolves the alginic acid in the ..."

7. American Druggist (1884)
"It contains calcium, magnesium, and sodium in combination with a new acid, called by the author alginic acid. When this natural liquid is evaporated to ..."

8. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"alginic acid dries up to a hard horny substance : some varieties of it are very like horn. It is almost impossible to obtain it perfectly pure. ..."

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