Agar, also called agar-agar, gelatin-like product made primarily from the red algae Gelidium and Gracilaria (division Rhodophyta).

Agar is isolated from the algae as an amorphous and translucent product, such as powder, flakes, or bricks.

Agar occurs as a complex cell-wall constituent containing the polysaccharide agarose with sulfate and calcium.

Substance Identification

Synonyms AGAR-AGAR
CAS 9002-18-0
EINECS 232-658-1
FEMA 2012
Molecular Formula (C12H18O9)n
Moleclar Weight 336.33

Application & Uses

  1. used as a solidifying component of bacteriological culture media,
  2. used in canning meat, fish, and poultry;
  3. used in cosmetics, medicines, and dentistry;
  4. used as a clarifying agent in brewing and wine making;
  5. used as a thickening agent in ice cream, pastries, desserts, and salad dressings;
  6. used as a wire-drawing lubricant.

Sales Specification

Appearance Milky or yellowish fine powder
GEL Strength, g/㎝² 900 min
Loss on Drying, % 12 max


  • Carton, 25kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

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  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place


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