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Applications & Uses of Sodium gluconate

04/08/2016 admin

Sodium gluconate is a compound with formula NaC6H11O7. It is thesodium salt of gluconic acid. It has the E number E576. 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.

 

Sodium gluconate Used in Foods & Beverages

The function(s) performed by the food additive when Sodium gluconate is used in cooking.

·                       Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation

·                       Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

·                       Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

 

Sodium gluconate Used in Other Applications

·                       Used as surface cleaning agent for metals

·                       Used as cleaning agent of glass bottles

·                       It also can be used as water reducing agent and retarder in the building industry. Sodium gluconate is also an efficient set retarder and a good plasticiser & water reducer for concrete, cement, mortar and gypsum.