AGAR AGAR TYPE I

Product Code: JL--2612

Agar is phycocolloid extract of Red-purple marine algae (Class Rhodophyceae) including GelidiumGracilaria and Pterocladia. Agar is a vegetable Gelatin and one with high gelling properties which is used in microbiological culture media. It has characteristics of good clarity, controlled gelling strength and melting temperature. Good diffusion capacity absence of toxic inhibitions and free from minerals. 

 

Titan Biotech Ltd. provides a good range of Agar Agar for the use of bacteriological and microbiological culture media.  

 

PHYSICAL PARAMETERS 

S.L. No.

PRODUCT PARAMETERS

SPECIFICATION

1.

Appearance

Yellowish to creamish colour free flowing powder

2.

Solubility (2% soln. at 90ºC)

Soluble in hot water, near to clear

3.

Clarity (1% soln. at 121ºC.)*

Near to clear, light yellowish colour jelly liquid

* -After Autoclave

      CHEMICAL PARAMETERS 

S.L. No.

PRODUCT PARAMETERS

SPECIFICATION

1.

pH  (2% soln. at 25ºC)

6.0 - 7.0

2.

Loss on drying (at 105ºC)

NMT-18.0%

3.

Acid Insoluble Ash

NMT- 0.5%

4.

Gelling Temp.

42 - 44ºC

5.

Melting Temp.

85 - 88ºC

6.

Total Ash

NMT- 5.0%

7.

Gel Strength (1.5% Gel)

NLT- 750 gm/cm2

8.

Starch Test/ Gelatin Test

Negative

 

    MICROBIAL PARAMETERS

 

S.L. No.

PRODUCT PARAMETERS

SPECIFICATION

1.

Total viable count

NMT- 10,000cfu/gm

2.

Escherichia coli

Negative

3.

Salmonella spp.

Negative

4.

Staphylococcus aureus

Negative

5.

Yeast & molds

100/gm

Std Packing   : 25.0 Kg, HDPE Drum

Best Before   : 36 Months

Storage         : Hygroscopic in nature, store below 25ºC and protect direct sunlight.