It is a sodium salt of gluconic acid with a molecular formula of C6H11O7Na. It has a molar mass of 218.14 g/mole. Sodium gluconate has many applications in as below
- As a detergent in bottle washing to control heavy metals and harness ions.
- In alkaline derusting.
- As an additive in the construction industry in cement retarder and water reducer for concrete.
- In the textile industry as a sequestering agent for heavy metal ions and to remove iron deposits.
- In the paper industry.