Calcium diglutamate

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Calcium diglutamate
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Identifiers
Abbreviations CDG
CAS number 5996-22-5
ChemSpider 21172248
Beilstein Reference 11158966
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Properties
Molecular formula C10H16CaN2O8
Molar mass 332.32 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Calcium diglutamate, sometimes abbreviated CDG and also called calcium glutamate, is a compound with formula Ca(C5H8NO4)2. It is a calcium acid salt of glutamic acid. CDG is a flavor enhancer (E number E623) — it is the calcium analog of monosodium glutamate (MSG). Because the glutamate is the actual flavor-enahancer, DCG has the same flavor-enhancing properties as MSG, but without the increased sodium content.[1] As a soluble source of calcium ions, this chemical is also used as a first-aid treatment for exposure to hydrofluoric acid.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ball, P.; Woodward, D.; Beard, T.; Shoobridge, A.; Ferrier, M. (Jun 2002). "Calcium diglutamate improves taste characteristics of lower-salt soup". European journal of clinical nutrition (Free full text) 56 (6): 519–523. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601343. ISSN 0954-3007. PMID 12032651.  edit
  2. ^ "First Aid for Chemical and Cleanroom Laboratories". Retrieved 2009-06-10.