Term: Sodium gluconate

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– Sodium Gluconate produced via fermentation or chemical synthesis.
– Fermentation process involves glucose fermentation by microorganisms like Aspergillus niger.
– Gluconic acid derived from fermentation serves as precursor.
– Conversion to Sodium Gluconate involves neutralizing gluconic acid with sodium hydroxide.
– Purification includes filtration and chemical treatments, followed by crystallization and drying.

– Early use in medicine, expanded to food, pharmaceuticals, construction, textiles, and more.
– Food Industry: Acts as a sequestrant to maintain food stability.
– Construction: Used as a concrete admixture to enhance performance.
– Textiles: Utilized as a chelating agent to improve color fastness.
– Metallurgy: Employed for metal surface treatment and cleaning.

Safety and Regulation:
– Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by regulatory authorities.
– Considered non-toxic and safe for consumption in food and pharmaceuticals.

Environmental Impact:
– Known for biodegradability, breaking down naturally in the environment.
– Considered environmentally friendly.

– Chemistry id sis.nlm.nih.gov (dead link).
– Sodium Gluconate (Chelating Agent): Cosmetic Ingredient INCI.
– Papagianni, M. Comprehensive Biotechnology. Academic Press.
– Sodium Gluconate Santos.com December 2021.

Sodium gluconate (Wikipedia)

Sodium gluconate is a compound with formula NaC6H11O7. It is the sodium salt of gluconic acid. Its E number is E576. This white, water-soluble powder has a wide range of applications across industries. Originally derived from gluconic acid in the 19th century, Sodium Gluconate is known for its chelating properties and is utilized as a chelating agent in various processes. It finds applications in textile, metal surface treatment, cement, and more. Moreover, its non-toxic nature and biodegradability contribute to its use in environmentally conscious practices.

Sodium gluconate
IUPAC name
Sodium (2R,3S,4R,5R)-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoate
Other names
Sodium D-gluconate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.644 Edit this at Wikidata
E number E576 (acidity regulators, ...)
  • InChI=1S/C6H12O7.Na/c7-1-2(8)3(9)4(10)5(11)6(12)13;/h2-5,7-11H,1H2,(H,12,13);/q;+1/p-1/t2-,3-,4+,5-;/m1./s1 checkY
  • InChI=1S/C6H12O7.Na/c7-1-2(8)3(9)4(10)5(11)6(12)13;/h2-5,7-11H,1H2,(H,12,13);/q;+1/p-1/t2-,3-,4+,5-;/m1./s1
  • [Na+].[O-]C(=O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H](O)CO
Molar mass 218.137 g·mol−1
Appearance White powder
Odor Odorless
58 g/100 mL
Solubility in ethanol and diethyl ether Slightly soluble
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
10380 mg/kg (oral, rat)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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