Sodium Gluconate

Sodium gluconate is the sodium salt of gluconic acid, produced by fermentation of glucose. It is a white to tan, granular to fine, crystalline powder, very soluble in water. Non corrosive, non toxic and readily biodegradable (98% after 2 days), sodium gluconate is an always more appreciated chelating agent.

The outstanding property of sodium gluconate is its excellent chelating power, especially in alkaline and concentrated alkaline solutions. It forms stable chelates with calcium, iron, copper, aluminium and other heavy metals, and in this respect, it surpasses all other chelating agents, such as EDTA, NTA and related compounds. Sodium gluconate is also a highly efficient set retarder and a good plasticiser / water reducer for concrete, mortar and gypsum. Sodium gluconate is used to clean metal and glass, with applications such as bottle washing, food service and utensil cleaning, food process equipment cleaning, and paint removal. Aqueous solutions of sodium gluconate are resistant to oxidation and reduction, even at high temperatures. However, it is easily degraded biologically (98% after 2 days), and thus presents no wastewater problem.

Sodium has important effects for maintaining the osmotic pressure and volume of exocellular fluid, regulating the acid-base balance in human body and developing the normal functions of the nerves and muscles. The product is able to prevent effectively sodium-deficit syndromes from occurring. It is a good food additive or food fortifier of sodium.

Specification: USP XX III FCC(III)
Packing: 25kg cardboard drum,in 25kg woven bag.

CAS No.: 527-07-1
Chemical Formula: C6H11NaO7
Molecular weight: 218.14
Synonyms: Gluconic acid, sodium salt; Gluconic scid, monosodium salt