Agent Name

Zinc gluconate

CAS Number

4468-02-4

Formula

C12-H22-O14-Zn

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

BioZn-AAS; Bis(D-gluconato-O(sup 1),O(sup 2)) zinc; Bis(D-gluconato-O(sup 1),O(sup 2))zinc; Bis(D-gluconato-O1,O2) zinc; Rubozine; Zicam; Zinc D-gluconate (1:2); Zinc bis(D-gluconato-O1,O2); Zinkgluconaat; Zinc, bis(D-gluconato-O(sup 1),O(sup 2))- (9CI); Zinc, bis(D-gluconato-kappaO1,kappaO2)-, (T-4)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

Solid; [HSDB] White granular solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as dietary supplement and food additive; Also used in human and veterinary medicine; [HSDB] Used as a chelating agent, high alkalinity bottle cleanser, finish remover, and in the tanning and textile industries; [Merck Index]

Comments

Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use as dietary supplement and nutrient; [HSDB] At oral doses of 47 mg/kg, volunteers complained of distorted perceptions and nausea or vomiting; Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 23.7 mg/kg; Oral LD50 (mouse) = 1290 mg/kg; [ChemIDplus] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Zinc."

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