E577 - Potassium gluconate

Functions: Sequestrant

Potassium gluconate is the potassium salt of the conjugate base of gluconic acid. It is also referred to as 2‚3,4‚5,6-pentahydroxycaproic acid potassium salt, D-gluconic acid potassium salt, or potassium D-gluconate.It contains 16.69% potassium by mass. Thus 5.99 g of potassium gluconate contains 1 g of potassium. It has a density of 1.73 g/cm3. - Wikipedia

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