Cas No: 527-07-1
EINESC No: 208-407-7
Molecular weight: 218.137 g/mol
Chemical Formula: C6H11NaO7
General Properties: white powder
Intensity: 0.70 g/cm3
Melting point: 206 °C
Solubility (aqueous) 59 g/100ml (25 ° C)
Sodium gluconate is sodium salt of gluconic acid. It is water soluble and it is in white powder form. It is not abrasive or toxic. Biologically it can be easily disintigrated.
It is a very good chelating agent. It stabilizer calcium, iron, copper, aluminium and other heavy metals, even in concentrated alcali solutions.
Sodium gluconate is industrially produced by fermentation of glucose.
Sodium gluconate is frequently used in metal and glass surface cleaning due to its chelating properties.
It can also be used as water reducer and drying retarder. It is also used in inks, dyes, dyestuff, paper and textile productions.
It is also used in many types of food to reduce bitterness. In right doses, it acts as acid-alcali stabilizer in human body.
Safety Measures and Toxic Values
Sodium gluconate is not toxic and its abradability is relatively low. It is not very hazardous to human health unless it is taken in high doses. It is not flammable. Dry environments are better for its shelf life.