Definition and Usage Areas of Sodium gluconate
Sodium gluconate is the sodium salt of gluconic acid and is produced by the fermentation of glucose. It is a white granular, crystalline solid, very soluble in water. It is non-corrosive, non-toxic, biodegradable, and renewable. It is resistant to oxidation and reduction even at high temperatures. The main feature of sodium gluconate is its excellent chelating power, especially in alkaline and concentrated alkaline solutions. It forms stable chelates with calcium, iron, copper, aluminum, and other heavy metals. EDTA is a chelating agent superior to NTA and phosphonates.
- In the medical field, it can maintain the acid and alkaline balance in the human body and restore the normal functioning of the nerves.
- It can be used in the prevention and treatment of the syndrome of low sodium.
- It can be used as a water quality stabilizer as it has excellent blocking capacity to die.
- Used as a surface cleaning agent for metals
- Used as a cleaning agent for glass bottles
- It can also be used as a water-reducing agent and retarder in the building industry. Sodium gluconate is also an effective set retarder and a good plasticizer and water reducer for concrete, cement, mortar, and gypsum.
- Food: Dairy products, diet foods, herb and spice blends, and meat products.
- Medications: Injections.
- Personal care: Dental care, skincare, toiletries.
- Cleaners, detergents: dishwashing detergents, household cleaning materials, industrial cleaning materials.
- Industrial applications: Agrochemicals, construction chemicals, inks/paints/dyes, metal finishing, paper auxiliaries, photo chemicals, textile auxiliaries, water treatment.