Gluconic Acid

CAS Registry Number: [526-95-4]
Chemical Formula: C6H12O7
E-Number: E 574

General Information

Gluconic acid is a mild organic acid, neither caustic nor corrosive and with an excellent sequestering power. Non toxic and readily biodegradable (98% after 2 days), it occurs naturally in plants, fruits and other foodstuffs such as wine (up to 0.25%) and honey (up to 1%). Gluconic acid is prepared by fermentation of glucose, whereby the physiological d-form is produced.

In all recipes where gluconic acid is used together with sodium hydroxide, we recommend the direct use of sodium gluconate, the dry sodium salt of gluconic acid or the special product NAGLUSOL®.


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