The wishlist name can't be left blank

Sodium Gluconate

Approved Ingredients
Sodium Gluconate

Sodium Gluconate

Sodium gluconate is a biodegradable odourless non-corrosive salt used in some cleaning and personal care products. We use this in our Dishwasher Tablets as a chelating agent to bind to metal ions and 'soften' the water, improving foaming and cleaning performance - especially in hard water.

Sodium gluconate is synthesised from gluconic acid, which can be found in nature in honey and wine - and which can be produced through fermentation of plant sugars. This high-performance ingredient is considered a low hazard and is readily biodegradable, completely breaking down within 2 - 35 days of entering the waterways.

Other names: C6H12O • Na; D-Gluconic Acid, Monosodium Salt; Sodium Gluconate (HCPA)

Chemical class: Organic Salts


National Center for Biotechnology Information (2021) PubChem Compound Summary for CID 23672301, Sodium gluconate. Retrieved July 16, 2021 from

US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (2020) Supporting Information for Low-Priority Substance D-Gluconic Acid, Sodium Salt (1:1) (CASRN 527-07-1) (Sodium Gluconate) Final Designation. Retrieved July 16, 2021 from

INCI Name:
Sodium Gluconate
Ingredient origins:
Synthetic, Corn, Sugar Beet
Chelating Agent
Common name:
Sodium Gluconate
EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.