Pharm-Rx Sodium Alginate

Pharm-Rx Sodium Alginate functions as a disintegrant within pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Comprising sodium alginate, it falls under binders and disintegrates in excipients. Pharm-Rx Sodium Alginate is commonly employed in various formulations for its disintegration properties.

Chemical Name: Sodium Alginate

Functions: Disintegrant

Certifications & Compliance: California Proposition 65, FDA 29 CFR 1910.1200, Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)

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    Sodium Alginate is the purified carbohydrate product extracted from brown seaweeds by the use of dilute alkali. It consists chiefly of the sodium salt of Alginic Acid, a linear, unbranched, amorphous copolymer of β-D-mannuronic acid (M) and α-L-guluronic acid (G) linked to each other by 1→4 glycosidic bonds. The M and G units in the alginates may be randomly or non-randomly arrayed as heterogeneous or homogeneous sequences. It contains not less than 90.8% and not more than 106.0% of sodium alginate, calculated on the dried basis. The typical average molecular weight for Sodium Alginate is in the range of 10,000–600,000 g/mol.

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    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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    • USP Sodium Alginate RS

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    Preserve in tight containers.