Calcium lactate gluconate

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Calcium lactate gluconate
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IUPAC name
calcium; (R/S)-2-hydroxypropanoate; (2R,3S,4R,5R)-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.031.223
Molar mass 324.295 g·mol−1
Appearance white, taste- and odourless, crystalline solid
400 g/L
A12AA06 (WHO)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Calcium lactate gluconate, also known as GLOCAL, is a soluble salt of calcium, lactic acid and gluconic acid used in effervescent calcium tablets.[1] Its chemical formula is Ca5(C3H5O3)6·(C6H11O7)4·2H2O. It was first developed by Sandoz, Switzerland. Calcium lactate gluconate is used in the functional and fortified food industry due to its good solubility and neutral taste.[2] In addition, it is used in various spherification techniques in molecular gastronomy. It can also be used to help neutralize HF (hydrofluoric acid) poisoning.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Haberfeld, H, ed. (2009). Austria-Codex (in German) (2009/2010 ed.). Vienna: Österreichischer Apothekerverlag. ISBN 978-3-85200-196-8.
  2. ^ Gerhard Gerstner (2002). "Calcium Lactate Gluconate – the innovative solution for extra calcium" (PDF). Innovations in Food Technology. 3: 2–3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-08.