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Substance Name: Agar [JAN:NF]
RN: 9002-18-0

Note

  • A complex sulfated polymer of galactose units, extracted from Gelidium cartilagineum, Gracilaria confervoides, and related red algae. It is used as a gel in the preparation of solid culture media for microorganisms, as a bulk laxative, in making emulsions, and as a supporting medium for immunodiffusion and immunoelectrophoresis.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

  • Culture Media
  • Natural Product
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Suspending Agent)
  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)
  • Tumor Data
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Agar
  • Agar agar flake
  • Agar [JAN:NF]
  • Agar-agar

MeSH Heading

  • Agar

Synonyms

  • Agar
  • 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
  • EINECS 232-658-1
  • FEMA No. 2012
  • 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

Systematic Name

  • Agar

Superlist Names

  • Agar
  • Agar-agar

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9002-18-0

FDA UNIIs

  • 3PBT7NM2M0
  • 89T13OHQ2B
  • LPT5H1B7X5

Other Registry Number

  • 63241-81-6

System Generated Number

  • 0009002180

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.