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Alginates

Known as: Alginates [Chemical/Ingredient] 
Salts of alginic acid that are extracted from marine kelp and used to make dental impressions and as absorbent material for surgical dressings.
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Review
2013
Review
2013
Alginate is a natural polysaccharide exhibiting excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability, having many different… Expand
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Review
2012
Review
2012
Alginates have become an extremely important family of polysaccharides because of their utility in preparing hydrogels at mild pH… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Microcapsules of alginate cross-linked with divalent ions are the most common system for cell immobilization. In this study, we… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Alginate hydrogels are currently being employed and explored for a broad range of medical applications including cell… Expand
Review
2002
Review
2002
ABSTRACT Alginates are established among the most versatile biopolymers, used in a wide range of applications. The conventional… Expand
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
For many ionic polysaccharides, the ability to form gels in the presence of divalent cations such as calcium is the key to… Expand
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Alginate hydrogels are used extensively in cell encapsulation, cell transplantation, and tissue engineering applications… Expand
Review
1997
Review
1997
Present and future applications of alginates are mainly linked to the most striking feature of the alginate molecule; i.e. a sol… Expand
Review
1997
Review
1997
  • B. Rehm, S. Valla
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • 1997
  • Corpus ID: 22945330
Abstract Alginate is a copolymer of β-d-mannuronic acid and α-l-guluronic acid (GulA), linked together by 1–4 linkages. The… Expand
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
Calcium alginate gel beads were prepared from a range of well characterized alginates. The physical properties of beads depended… Expand