Agent Name

Potassium gluconate

CAS Number

299-27-4

Formula

C6-H12-O7.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

D-Gluconic acid, potassium salt (1:1); D-Gluconic acid, monopotassium salt; Gluconic acid potassium salt; Gluconic acid, monopotassium salt; Gluconsan K; K-IAO; Kalium Gluconate; Kalium-beta; Kaon; Kaon elixir; Katorin; KOK; Monopotassium D-gluconate; Potalium; Potasoral; Potassium D-gluconate; Potassuril; Sirokal; [ChemIDplus] Kalimozan; Tumil-K; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Yellowish white solid; [Merck Index] Crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chelating agent, high alkalinity bottle cleanser, finish remover, and in the tanning and textile industries; [Merck Index] Used for industrial cleaning, metal surface treatment, textile bleach stabilizing, aluminum processing, and as a chelating agent in cement set retarding, cleaning products, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and foods; Also used as a potassium supplement in injection solutions; [Reference #1]

Comments

No significant adverse effects in chronic studies of animals; Reproductive studies negative; No data available on carcinogenicity or inhalation toxicity; [Reference #1] No information on reproductive or lactation effects; [REPROTOX] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Gluconic acid and its derivatives - 2004

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