Sodium Polyanetholesulfonate
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Title: Sodium Polyanetholesulfonate
CAS Registry Number: 52993-95-0
Additional Names: Polyanetholesulfonic acid sodium salt; anetholesulfonic acid sodium salt polymer
Literature References: A polymer of anetholesulfonic acid. Originally developed as an anticoagulant, it was soon found that it possesses anticomplement action and lowers the bactericidal action of blood. Ref: Demole, Reinert, Arch. Exp. Pathol. Pharmakol. 158, 211 (1930); Friedmann, Klin. Wochenschr. 14, 215 (1935); Stuart, J. Clin. Pathol. 1, 311 (1948).
Properties: Light brown powder. Insol in alcohol. Swells in water and slowly goes in soln with neutral reaction. Aq solns are stable to heat, dil alkalies and dil acids.
Use: To inhibit blood coagulation in vitro, and as diagnostic reagent to encourage the growth of pathogens in blood. To stabilize colloidal solns such as milk and gelatin.

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