Ferrous Gluconate

Molecular formular: C12H22FeO14 • 2H2O

Molecular weight: 482

CAS NO.: 299-29-6, 18829-42-0

EINECS NO.: 206-076-3

Appearance: Yellow gray or light green powder or granules.

Organoleptic: 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.

Application: As iron nutrition enhancer, it is widely used in cereal products, dairy products, infant food, beverage, health food, etc. It also could be as coloring agent. When used for black olives, it can keep its color and texture in canning.

Standard: It conforms to the requirement of FCC, USP, BP.

Items USP
Assay   % 97.0~102.0
Loss on drying  % 6.5~10.0
Sulfate   % ≤0.1
Chloride % ≤0.07
Ferric iron(as Fe3+)   % ≤2.0
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