Sodium gluconate

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Sodium gluconate
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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
E number E576 (acidity regulators, ...)
Molar mass 218.14 g·mol−1
Appearance White powder
Odor Odorless
59 g/100 mL
Solubility in ethanol and diethyl ether Slightly soluble
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
10380 mg/kg (oral, rat)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Sodium gluconate is a compound with formula NaC6H11O7. It is the sodium salt of gluconic acid. Its E number is E576. Sodium gluconate is widely used in textile dyeing, printing and metal surface water treatment. It is also used as a chelating agent, a steel surface cleaning agent, a cleaning agent for glass bottles, and as a chelating agent for cement, plating and alumina dyeing industries. It is a white powder that is very soluble in water.