Agar Agar Powder Type II (PTC Grade) – HX-Media – Hexa Biotech
Storage and Shelf Life:- Hygroscopic; keep container tightly closed. Agar Agar powder (PTC Grade) store at temperatures below 30⁰C and dry place. Expected performance when stored at optimum conditions and within expiry date.
Disposal:- To avoid the contamination or propagation of any hazardous microbes used, unusable or modified preparation of this product must be disposed after autoclaving or incineration after completion of task.
|Appearance||Cream colored homogeneous free flowing powder|
|Solubility||Soluble above 80-85 ℃, insoluble in cold water|
|Clarity||Clear to slight opalescent gel above 1.2 % concentration|
|Dye diffusion||18- 20 mm (at 1.5 %)|
|Reaction of 2%||6.5 – 7.5 at 27 ℃|
|Identification test||Reddish to black colored when treated with iodine solution|
|Gelling Temperature||38-42 ℃|
|Melting range (2%)||85 ℃|
|Calcium||≤ 0.1 %|
|Total ash||≤ 6.5%|
|Test for Water absorption||≤ 30 ml of water is absorbed by 2 g of agar|
|Test for Starch||No Formation of blue color on addition of iodine|