Agent Name

Sodium erythorbate

CAS Number

6381-77-7

Formula

C6-H8-O6.Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Araboascorbic acid, monosodium salt, D-; D-erythro-Hex-2-enonic acid, gamma-lactone, monosodium salt; Hex-2-enonic acid gamma-lactone, D-erythro-, monosodium salt; Isoascorbic acid sodium salt; Isona; Mercate 20; Monosodium D-erythro-hex-2-enonic acid gamma-lactone; Neo-Cebitate; Sodium isoascorbate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White to off-white odorless solid; [CAMEO] White to off-white odorless crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as preservative and meat curing agent; [HSDB] Used as antioxidant; [Hawley]

Comments

Classified as "non-toxic ingestion"; [HSDB] In lethal dose studies, rats have diarrhea; Oral LD50 (rat) >5000 mg/kg; [ChemIDplus] A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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