Iron(II) gluconate

Iron(II) gluconate

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IUPACName=iron; (2R,3R,4S,5S)-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoic acid
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SMILES=C(C(C(C(C(C(=O)O)O)O)O)O)O.C (C(C(C(C(C(=O)O)O)O)O)O)O. [Fe]

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Iron(II) gluconate, or ferrous gluconate, [ [ ferrous gluconate information page] ] is a black compound often used as an iron supplement. It is the iron(II) salt of gluconic acid. It is marketed under brand names such as "Fergon", "Ferralet", and "Simron". [ [ ferrous gluconate summary] ] It is also present in the combination supplement dianazene, a vitamin mixture created by L. Ron Hubbard and used in the religion Scientology.Fact|date=June 2008 Ferrous gluconate is 11.6% elemental iron.

Ferrous gluconate is used as a food additive when processing black olives. It imparts a uniform jet black colour to the olives. [ [ CSPI's Guide to Food Additives] ]

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