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Name
Agar
EINECS
232-658-1
CAS No.
9002-18-0
Density
Solubility
Melting Point
Formula
Unspecified
Boiling Point
Molecular Weight
Flash Point
Transport Information
Appearance
White powder
Safety
Risk Codes
Xn
Molecular Structure
Hazard Symbols
Synonyms
AX 30;Agar 150C;Agar Agar Flake;Agargel;Inagel N 6;Japan agar;Japan isinglass;Kantenmatsu;LX 30;Layor Carang;Luxara 1253;Max;Neosoft AR;Neosoft AR 132;Oxoid III;AX 200;Agar-agar(8CI);Agaron gel;Agaropectin, mixt. with agarose;Agarose, mixt. with agaropectin;Bacto-agar;Bengal gelatin;Bengal isinglass;CS 110;Ceylon isinglass;Chinese isinglass;Czapeck agar;D 100 (polysaccharide);Deltagar LTS;Digenea simplexmucilage;E 406;GAM medium;Gel Up J 1630;Gel Up J 3762;Gelose;HygicultTPC;Ina Agar DJ 100;Ina Agar M 8;Ina Agar S 7;Ina Agar Z 10;Ina Agar ZR;Oxoid L 11;Phytagar;S 10 (polysaccharide);S 100;S 6S;S 7 (polysaccharide);S 9;Sabourauddextrose agar;UP 16;S 100 (polysaccharide);S 6(polysaccharide);UP 26K;UP 37;UP 37K;UP 6;UP 7;UX 100;UX 30;UZ4K;Ultra Agar UX 30;Ultra-Agar;Ultra-Agar AX 100;Ultra-Agar AX 100CS;XG89;

History

Formaldehyde was first reported by the Russian chemist Aleksandr Butlerov (1828-1886), but it was conclusively identified by August Wilhelm von Hofmann.

Chemistry

ProductName: Agar
Classification Code: Culture media ; Natural Product ; TSCA Flag XU [Exempt from reporting under the Inventory Update Rule] ; Tumor data
Molecular Formula of Agar (CAS NO.9002-18-0): (C12H18O9)n
EINECS: 232-658-1
Molecular Structure:

Melting Point: 85-95 °C 
Storage temp: BELOW +15 °C
Solubility H2O: 1.5% with heat
Form: shredded
Water Solubility: SOLUBLE IN HOT WATER
Sensitive: Moisture Sensitive & Hygroscopic 
Stability: Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents

Uses

 Microbiology: Agar (CAS NO.9002-18-0) is widely used to provide a solid surface containing medium for the growth of bacteria and fungi. Agar is typically sold commercially as a powder that can be mixed with water and prepared similarly to gelatin before use as a growth medium.
 Motility assays: As a gel, an agarose medium can be used to measure microorganism motility and mobility because it is porous. 
 Agar is also used  as an impression material in dentistry and used to make salt bridges for use in electrochemistry. In formicariums, Agar can be used as a transparent substitute for sand and a source of nutrition.

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
hamster LD50 oral 6100mg/kg (6100mg/kg)   Food & Drug Research Laboratories, Inc., Papers. Vol. 124, Pg. -, 1976.
mouse LD50 oral 16gm/kg (16000mg/kg)   Food & Drug Research Laboratories, Inc., Papers. Vol. 124, Pg. -, 1976.
rabbit LD50 oral 5800mg/kg (5800mg/kg)   Food & Drug Research Laboratories, Inc., Papers. Vol. 124, Pg. -, 1976.
rat LD50 oral 11gm/kg (11000mg/kg)   Food & Drug Research Laboratories, Inc., Papers. Vol. 124, Pg. -, 1976.

 

Consensus

NTP Carcinogenesis Bioassay (feed); No Evidence: mouse, rat NCITR*    National Cancer Institute Carcinogenesis Technical Report Series. (Bethesda, MD 20014) No. NTP-TR-230 ,1982. . Reported in EPA TSCA Inventory.

Safety

Hazard Codes: HarmfulXn
Risk Statements: 22-36/37/38 
R22: Harmful if swallowed. 
R36/37/38: Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
Safety Statements: 26-36-24/25 
S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. 
S36: Wear suitable protective clothing. 
S24/25: Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
WGK Germany: 2
RTECS: AW7950000
Mildly toxic by ingestion. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes.

Others

 Synonyms of Agar (CAS NO.9002-18-0) are Agar (Gelidium spp.) ; Agar agar flake ; Agar-agar ; Agar-agar gum ; Agaropectin, mixt with agarose ; Agarose, mixt with agaropectin ; Bengal ; Bengal gelatin ; Bengal isinglass ; CCRIS 16 ; Ceylon ; Ceylon isinglass ; Chinese gelatin ; Chinese isinglass ; Digenea simplex mucilage ; Gelose ; HSDB 1901 ; Isinglass, japanese ; Japan agar ; Japan isinglass ; Japanese gelatin ; Layor carang ; Macassar gelatin ; NCI-C50475 ; UNII-3PBT7NM2M0 ; UNII-89T13OHQ2B ; UNII-LPT5H1B7X5 ; Vegetable gelatin .