Agent Name

Manganese gluconate

CAS Number

6485-39-8

Formula

C12-H22-Mn-O14

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bis(D-gluconato-O(sup 1),O(sup 2)) manganese; D-Gluconic acid, manganese salt (2:1); Gluconic acid, manganese salt (2:1); Manganese D-gluconate; Manganese D-gluconate (1:2); Manganese(II) gluconate; Manganese, bis(D-gluconato-O1,O2)-, (T-4)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Dihydrate: Light pink or pink solid; [Hawley] Slightly pink powder or granules; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Dihydrate: Used as feed and food additive (dietary supplement) and in vitamin tablets; [Hawley]

Comments

Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in foods; Manganese is poorly absorbed after ingestion, and acute toxicity is rare. [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Manganese" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Mn (respirable fraction), 0.1 mg/m3, as Mn (inhalable fraction)

PEL (OSHA)

Ceiling(OSHA)=5 mg/m3, as Mn

MAK

0.2 mg/m3, as Mn (inhalable fraction), 0.02 mg/m3, as Mn (respirable fraction)

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Parkinson's Syndrome

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