Calcium D-Saccharate
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Title: Calcium D-Saccharate
CAS Registry Number: 5793-88-4
CAS Name: D-Glucaric acid calcium salt
Molecular Formula: C6H8CaO8
Molecular Weight: 248.20
Percent Composition: C 29.03%, H 3.25%, Ca 16.15%, O 51.57%
Line Formula: CaC6H8O8
Literature References: The normal calcium salt of D-saccharic acid, a dicarboxylic sugar acid derived from the oxidation of D-gluconic acid. Calcium D-saccharate is a true chemical compd and should not be confused with saccharated lime, formerly called "calcium saccharate" and produced by the action of lime upon sugar. Prepn: Beilstein vol. 3, 2nd suppl., 378; Hagers Handb. Pharm. Praxis vol. 1, 755 (Berlin, 1930).
Derivative Type: Tetrahydrate
Properties: Odorless, tasteless crystals or fine white powder. Stable to air. Becomes anhydr upon heating at 100° in vacuo. Practically insol in water, alcohol, ether. Sol in dil mineral acids and in calcium gluconate solns.
Use: Pharmaceutic aid (stabilizer for calcium gluconate solns). As plasticizer in cement, concrete, mortar.

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