D-Gluconic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

D-Gluconic Acid Properties

D-Gluconic Acid

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D-Gluconic acid is an organic compound. It is one of the 16 stereoisomers of 2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoic acid. It occurs naturally in fruit, honey, kombucha tea, and wine. It is an important chelating agent and has many applications in the chemical industry. As a food additive, it is an acidity regulator. It is used in cleaning products where it dissolves mineral deposits especially in alkaline solution. Uses for gluconic acid are also found in the cosmetic industry, treatment of wastewater, in agrochemicals, textile industry, and in photography.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 3.86
Appearance Clear yellow to brownish-yellow solution
Boiling Point 102 °C
CAS Number 526-95-4
ChEBI 33198
Class NA
Density 1.23 g/cm3
EINECS Number 208-401-4
IUPAC Name D-Gluconic Acid
InChI 1S/C6H12O7/c7-1-2(8)3(9)4(10)5(11)6(12)13/h2-5,7-11H,1H2,(H,12,13)/t2-,3-,4+,5-/m1/s1
Melting Point 15 °C
Molar Mass 196.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H12O7
NFPA 704 H-1,F-0,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number LZ5057100
Refractive 1.4161
Synonyms 2,3,4,5,6-Pentahydroxycaproic Acid;Gluconicacid, D-;Dextronic Acid;Gluconic Acid;Glycogenic Acid;Glyconic Acid;Maltonic Acid;NSC 77381;Pentahydroxycaproic Acid;D-Gluconic Acid