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Propylene glycol alginate

Propylene glycol alginate[1]
Other names Hydroxypropyl alginate,
Propane 1,2-diol alginate,
CAS number 9005-37-2
Molar mass 234.21 per structural unit (theoretical)
Appearance white to yellowish brown filamentous, grainy, granular or powdered forms
Solubility in water Soluble
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Propylene glycol alginate is an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener used in food products. It is a food additive with E number E405. Chemically, propylene glycol alginate is an ester of alginic acid, which is derived from kelp. Some of the carboxyl groups are esterified with propylene glycol, some are neutralized with an appropriate alkali, and some remain free.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Propylene glycol alginate, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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