Agent Name

Calcium gluconate

CAS Number

299-28-5

Formula

C6-H12-O7.1/2Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcet; Calcicol; Calciofon; Calcipur; Calcium D-gluconate; Calcium D-gluconate (1:2); Calcium hexagluconate; Calglucol; Calglucon; D-Gluconic acid, calcium salt (2:1); Dragocal; Ebucin; Glucal; Glucobiogen; Gluconate de calcium [French]; Gluconato di calcio [Italian]; Gluconic acid, calcium salt (2:1), D-; Kalpren; Novocal; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Odorless solid; Soluble in water; [HSDB] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in sewage purification, coffee processing (anti-caking agent), and food and drugs (sequestering, buffering, and gelling agent); Also has veterinary use for hypocalcemic conditions; [HSDB] 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 calcium supplement in injection solutions; [Reference #1]

Comments

Classified as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) for use in food; [HSDB] No significant adverse effects in chronic studies of animals; Reproductive studies negative; No data available on carcinogenicity or inhalation toxicity; [Reference #1] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Calcium."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Gluconic acid and its derivatives - 2004

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