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Compound Summary for: CID 71571511

Agar

Also known as: Agar (bacteriological), 9002-18-0
Molecular Formula: C14H24O9   Molecular Weight: 336.33496   InChIKey: GYYDPBCUIJTIBM-DYOGSRDZSA-N
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.   From: MeSH
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