Calcium Levulinate

Title: Calcium Levulinate
CAS Registry Number: 591-64-0
CAS Name: 4-Oxopentanoic acid calcium salt
Additional Names: levulinic acid calcium salt
Molecular Formula: C10H14CaO6
Molecular Weight: 270.29
Percent Composition: C 44.44%, H 5.22%, Ca 14.83%, O 35.52%
Line Formula: (CH3COCH2CH2COO)2Ca
Literature References: Prepn: Cox, Dodds, US 2033909 (1936 to Niacet Chemicals).
Properties: Dihydrate, crystals or granular powder. mp 125°. Loses 1 H2O on drying in vacuo at room temp and all H2O at 50°. Very sol in water; the aq soln is practically neutral.
Melting point: mp 125°
Therap-Cat: Calcium replenisher.
Therap-Cat-Vet: May be used in hypocalcemic states.
Keywords: Replenishers/Supplements; Calcium.
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