Ferrous Gluconate BP

Introduction



 

Specifications

Chemical Formula C12H22FeO14.xH2O
Molecular Weight 446.1 gms
Appearance Greenish-yellow or grey powder or granules.
Solubility Freely but slowly soluble water giving a greenish-brown solution, more readily soluble in hot water, practically insoluble in ethanol (96%).
Identification As per BP
Solution S As per BP
Appearance of solution As per BP
pH 4.0 to 5.5
Sucrose & reducing sugar As per BP
Chlorides N.M.T. 0.06%
Oxalates As per BP
Sulphates N.M.T. 500 Ppm
Arsenic N.M.T. 2 Ppm
Barium As per BP
Ferric iron N.M.T. 1.0%
Heavy metals N.M.T. 20 Ppm
Loss on drying 5.0% to 10.5%
Microbial contamination As per BP
Assay (Dried) 11.8% to 12.5%