MilliporeSigma
All Photos(2)

Documents

56763

Millipore

Agar

high purity, low ionic content, low gel strenght, suitable for microbiology

Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

Synonym(s):
Agar-agar, Gum agar, Agar-agar, Gum agar
Linear Formula:
(C12H18O9)n
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.85

Quality Level

sterility

non-sterile

form

powder

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

ign. residue

≤4.0%

loss

≤10% loss on drying

turbidity

≤8 NTU (after autoclaving)

mp

85-95 °C

transition temp

gel point 34-36 °C

gel strength

≥800 g/cm2

anion traces

sulfate (SO42-): ≤2.75%

cation traces

Ca: ≤500 mg/kg
Mg: ≤200 mg/kg

application(s)

microbiology

InChI

1S/C14H24O9/c1-5-8(16)13-11(7(21-5)4-20-13)23-14-10(18)12(19-2)9(17)6(3-15)22-14/h5-18H,3-4H2,1-2H3/t5?,6-,7?,8-,9+,10-,11?,12+,13+,14?/m1/s1

InChI key

GYYDPBCUIJTIBM-DYOGSRDZSA-N

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

General description

Agar is of high purity, low ionic content, and low gel strength widely used in microbiology as a solidifying agent in microbial culture media. It is a polysaccharide derived from seaweed and is primarily composed of agarose. Agar is a mostly inert substance, which makes it an ideal material for microbial culture media because it doesn’t interfere with the growth of microorganisms. Agar can solidify media, allowing microorganisms to grow in a solid environment, which facilitates the formation of distinct colonies and selective isolation of specific microorganisms. Agar is also used in the preparation of selective and differential media, which can provide additional nutrients or other chemical substances to promote or inhibit the growth of specific microorganisms selectively. Agar is sterilized by autoclaving and then poured into Petri dishes, where it can cool and solidify, forming the surface for microbial growth.

Application

Agar is commonly used as a solidifying agent in many microbial culture media for the growth and identification of bacteria, yeasts and molds from various pharmaceutical, environmental, food and beverage samples.

Analysis Note

toxic substances: absence

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).

Example:

T1503
Product Number
-
25G
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:

705578-5MG-PW

PL860-CGA/SHF-1EA

MMYOMAG-74K-13

1000309185

enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service