Calcium hexagluconate

  • Calcium D-gluconate
  • Dragocal
  • Glucobiogen
  • Calcipur
  • Novocal
  • D-Gluconic acid, calcium salt (2:1)
Formula
Ca[HOCH2(CHOH)4COO]
Structure
Description
Crystals, granules, or powder. Odorless.
Uses
In sewage purification, in coffee powders to prevent caking.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
299-28-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
206-075-8
RTECS
EW2100000
RTECS class
Drug; Human Data
Merck
13,1671
Beilstein/Gmelin
3919646
Beilstein Reference
4-03-00-01255
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7926
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
2C6H11O7*Ca
Formula mass
430.38
Melting point, °C
178
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, calcium oxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Fire potential
Slightly flammable.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
May cause fetal effects.
   Ingestion
Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Rinse area with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
   Eyes
Get medical aid. Gently lift eyelids and flush continuously with water.

Transport.