Potassium gluconate

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Potassium gluconate
Systematic (IUPAC) name
potassium (2R,3S,4R,5R)-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoate
Clinical data
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MedlinePlusa601072
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Identifiers
CAS number299-27-4 N
ATC codeA12BA05
PubChemCID 16760467
ChemSpider8931 YesY
Chemical data
FormulaC6H11KO7 
Mol. mass234.246 g/mol
Physical data
Melt. point180 °C (356 °F) (decomposes)
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Potassium gluconate
Systematic (IUPAC) name
potassium (2R,3S,4R,5R)-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoate
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.comConsumer Drug Information
MedlinePlusa601072
Pregnancy cat. ?
Legal status ?
Identifiers
CAS number299-27-4 N
ATC codeA12BA05
PubChemCID 16760467
ChemSpider8931 YesY
Chemical data
FormulaC6H11KO7 
Mol. mass234.246 g/mol
Physical data
Melt. point180 °C (356 °F) (decomposes)
 N (what is this?)  (verify)

Potassium gluconate is the potassium salt of the conjugate base of gluconic acid. It is also referred to as 2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxycaproic acid potassium salt, D-gluconic acid potassium salt, or potassium D-gluconate.[1]

It is 16.69%[2] potassium by mass. By this measure, 5.99 g of potassium gluconate contains 1 g of potassium.

It has a density of 1.73 gm/cm3.[3]

Dietary uses[edit source | edit]

Potassium gluconate may be used as a mineral supplement and sequestrant.

Safety[edit source | edit]

Its oral LD50 in rat is 10,380 mg/kg.[4] Note that this is not an indicator of a safe daily dose.

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References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Product Name potassium gluconate". Sigma-Aldrich. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Gluconic Acid". Drugfuture.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Potassium gluconate". Wolfram Alpha. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  4. ^ "MSDS - P1847". Sigma-Aldrich. Retrieved 2013-04-21.