Sodium gluconate , with CAS number of 527-07-1, can be called D-Gluconic acid, monosodium salt ; Gluconato di sodio ; Monosodium D-gluconate ; Gluconic acid sodium salt ; Sodium D-gluconate ; Sodium gluconate . It is a white or off-white granular powder.
Sodium gluconate is widely used in textile dyeing, printing and metal surface water treatment. It is also used as a chelating agent, a steel surface cleaning agent, a cleaning agent for glass bottles, and as a chelating agent for cement, plating and alumina dyeing industries. It is a white colorless powder that is very soluble in water.
Although ingestion is not thought to produce harmful effects, Sodium gluconate may still be damaging to the health of the individual following ingestion, especially where pre-existing organ (e.g. liver, kidney) damage is evident. Present definitions of harmful or toxic substances are generally based on doses producing mortality (death) rather than those producing morbidity (disease, ill-health). Gastrointestinal tract discomfort may produce nausea and vomiting. In an occupational setting however, ingestion of insignificant quantities is not thought to be cause for concern.
Although Sodium gluconate is not thought to be an irritant, direct contact with the eye may cause transient discomfort characterized by tearing or conjunctival redness (as with windburn). Slight abrasive damage may also result. The material may produce foreign body irritation in certain individuals.
Sodium gluconate is not thought to produce adverse health effects or skin irritation following contact (as classified using animal models). Nevertheless, good hygiene practice requires that exposure be kept to a minimum and that suitable gloves be used in an occupational setting.
Sodium gluconate is not thought to produce adverse health effects or irritation of the respiratory tract (as classified using animal models). Nevertheless, good hygiene practice requires that exposure be kept to a minimum and that suitable control measures be used in an occupational setting.
Persons with impaired respiratory function, airway diseases and conditions such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, may incur further disability if excessive concentrations of particulate are inhaled.
Not normally a hazard due to non-volatile nature of product.
2. Storage Requirements
*Store in original containers.
*Keep containers securely sealed.
*Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
*Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.
*Protect containers against physical damage and check regularly for leaks.