Agent Name

Gallium citrate

CAS Number

27905-02-8

Formula

C6-H5-O7.Ga

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Citric acid, gallium(II) salt; Citric acid, gallium salt (1:1); 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, gallium salt; [ChemIDplus] 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid gallium salt (1:1); [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

The radioactive Ga 67 labeled form (CAS# 41183-64-6) is used as an imaging agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes convulsions in intravenous lethal-dose studies of mammals; Causes spastic paralysis, dyspnea, and diarrhea in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mammals; [RTECS] CAS# 30403-03-3 is the form with unspecified stoichiometry; [Merck Index] See "Gallium." See "Aluminum citrate."

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