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Ferrous gluconate    

Ferrous gluconate

Ferrous Gluconate   USP24, BP98, FCC IV

Product Name: Ferrous gluconate
Synonyms: IRON (II) GLUCONATE; IRON GLUCONATE; biofergate; bis(d-gluconato-o1,o2)-iro
Cerevon; entron; fenton; feravol

CAS: 299-29-6, 18829-42-0
Molecular formula: C12H22FeO14 • 2H2O
MW: 482
EINECS: 206-076-3
Product Categories: Organometallics
Mol File: 299-29-6.mol
Appearance: Yellow gray or light green powder or granules.
Organ oleptic: Slightly caramel-like odor.
Solubility: It is easily soluble in water (10% in warm water), but almost insoluble in ethanol.
Character: High bioavailability, good solubility, slight iron smell and no astringency flavor.
Stability: May be light-sensitive - store in the dark.

Uses: Ferrous gluconate is effectively used in the treatment of hypochromic anemia. The use of this compound compared with other iron preparations results in satisfactory reticulocyte responses, a high percentage utilization of iron, and daily increase in hemoglobin that a normal level occurs in a reasonably short time. Ferrous gluconate is also used as a food additive when processing black olives. It imparts a uniform jet black color to the olives.

Standard: It conforms to the requirement of FCC IV, USP24, and BP98

Assay   %
Loss on drying  %
Sulfate   %
Chloride %
Ferric iron(as Fe3+)   %
Oxalic Acid
Passes test
Reducing Sugars
Passes test
Lead (as Pb) %     
≤ 0.001
Mercury (as Hg) %
≤ 0.0003
Arsenic(as As) %
≤ 0.0003
Organic volatile impurities
Meets the requirement

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