Sodium Glucoheptonate



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Compound Formula C7H13O8Na
Molecular Weight 248.16
Appearance Yellow to tan crystalline powder
Melting Point 161 °C (dec.)
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Exact Mass 248.050812
Monoisotopic Mass 248.050812

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Sodium Glucoheptonate is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds sold by American Elements under the tradename AE Organo-Metallics™ for uses requiring non-aqueous solubility such as recent solar energy and water treatment applications. Sodium Glucoheptonate is generally immediately available in most volumes, including bulk quantities. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us for information on lead time and pricing above.


D-Glucoheptonic acid sodium salt; gluceptate sodium; sodium (2R, 3R, 4S, 5R, 6R)-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-hexahydroxyheptanoate; sodium glucopentonate; Sodium D-glycero-D-gulo-heptonate; Glucoheptonic Acid, Sodium Salt; D-Gluco- Heptonic acid, monosodium salt (2.xi.)-; D-Glucoheptonic acid, monosodium salt; Monosodium glucoheptonate

Chemical Identifiers

Formula C7H13O8Na
CAS 31138-65-5
Pubchem CID 23664054
MDL MFCD00013425
EC No. N/A
IUPAC Name sodium; (2R,3R,4S,5R,6R)-2,3,4,5,6,7-hexahydroxyheptanoate
SMILES C(C(C(C(C(C(C(=O)[O-])O)O)O)O)O)O.[Na+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C7H14O8.Na/c8-1-2(9)3(10)4(11)5(12)6(13)7(14)15;/h2-6,8-13H,1H2,(H,14,15);/q;+1/p-1/t2-,3-,4+,5-,6-;/m1./s1

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products & Element Information

Sodium Bohr ModelSee more Sodium products. Sodium (atomic symbol: Na, atomic number: 11) is a Block D, Group 5, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 22.989769. The number of electrons in each of Sodium's shells is [2, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s1.The sodium atom has a radius of 185.8 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 227 pm. Sodium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. In its elemental form, sodium has a silvery-white metallic appearance. It is the sixth most abundant element, making up 2.6 % of the earth's crust. Sodium does not occur in nature as a free element and must be extracted from its compounds (e.g., feldspars, sodalite, and rock salt). The name Sodium is thought to come from the Arabic word suda, meaning "headache" (due to sodium carbonate's headache-alleviating properties), and its elemental symbol Na comes from natrium, its Latin name.