What is algenic acid? Where it is found.
A complex polysaccharide is found in the middle lamella and primary wall of some brown algae like Ascophyllum, Laminaria, Lessonia called algin. Its chemical formula is (C6H8O6)n.
Actually the soluble calcium salt of alginic acid is algin.
- It used as emulsifier of food and in the cosmetic industries.
- It is used in plastic and textile industries.
- It is also used in rubber industry, paint industry and in dental surgery.