Synonyms: Gluconic acid aqueous solution; Glucono acid; D-Gluconic acid; 2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoic acid; In aqueous solution, gluconic acid exists in equilibrium with the cyclic ester glucono delta-lactone.
CAS No.: 526-95-4
EC No.: 208-401-4
Molecular Weight: 196.16
Molecular Formula: C6H12O7
Melting Point: 131 Deg. C
Industrally, it is manufactured by fermentation process of corn starch.
Gluconic acidis applied as acidity regulator in food industry; used in cleaning products where disslove minerals deposists by chelating calcium, magnesium, aluminum, iron ions. etc. It is a biodegradable chelating agent (sequestrant) using to clean steel/glass bottle, pipe-line, etc
(conform to FCC IV)
|Appearance||Pale Yellow Liquid|
|Heavy metals||20 ppm max.|
|Lead||10 ppm max.|
|Arsenic||3 ppm max.|
|Reducing Substance||0.5% max.|
250kg/plastic drum, 1250kg/IBC
Risks and Safety Information
Gluconic acid is not regarded by UN as hazardous substance.
Safe for sea, air and land transportation
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection