Agent Name

Calcium saccharate tetrahydrate

CAS Number

5793-89-5

Formula

C6-H10-O8.Ca.4H2-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Calcium D-glucarate (1:1), tetrahydrate; Calcium saccharat-4-wasser; D-Glucaric acid, calcium salt (1:1) tetrahydrate; [ChemIDplus] Calcium D-saccharate tetrahydrate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

Odorless crystals or white powder; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pharmaceutic aid (stabilizer for calcium gluconate solutions) and plasticizer for cement, concrete, and mortar; [Merck Index]

Comments

The anhydrous form is CAS# 5793-88-4; [Merck Index] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Potassium hydrogen glucarate."

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