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Iron(II) gluconate

Iron(II) gluconate
IUPAC name iron; (2R,3R,4S,5S)-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoic acid
CAS number 299-29-6
PubChem 9291
SMILES C(C(C(C(C(C(=O)O)O)O)O)O)O.C (C(C(C(C(C(=O)O)O)O)O)O)O.[Fe]
Molecular formula C12H24FeO14
Molar mass 448.156
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Iron(II) gluconate, or ferrous gluconate,[1] is a black compound often used as an iron supplement. It is the iron(II) salt of gluconic acid. It is marketed under brand names such as Fergon, Ferralet, and Simron.[2] It is also present in the combination supplement dianazene, a vitamin mixture created by L. Ron Hubbard and used in the religion Scientology. Ferrous gluconate is 11.6% elemental iron.

Ferrous gluconate is used as a food additive when processing black olives. It imparts a uniform jet black colour to the olives.[3]

Notes and references

  1. ^ ferrous gluconate information page
  2. ^ ferrous gluconate summary
  3. ^ CSPI's Guide to Food Additives
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