Gluconolactone

(BAN, USAN)
Gluconolactone Chemical formula
Synonyms: E575; Glucono delta-lactone; Glucono-delta-lactone; 1,5-Gluconolactone;
Cyrillic synonym: Глюконолактон.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C6H10O6 = 178.1.
CAS — 90-80-2.

Pharmacopoeias.

In US.

USP 31

(Gluconolactone). A fine, white, practically odourless, crystalline powder. Freely soluble in water; sparingly soluble in alcohol; insoluble in ether.

💊 Profile

Gluconolactone is hydrolysed to gluconic acid, a polyhydroxy acid. It has similar properties to the alpha hydroxy acids glycolic acid and mandelic acid and has been used in skin disorders and for urinary catheter care. Gluconolactone and gluconic acid are also used as food additives.
1. Grimes PE, et al. The use of polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) in photoaged skin. Cutis 2004; 73 (suppl 2): 3–13.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ital.: Neostrata. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Neoceuticals Crema Despigmentante de Dia†; Neoceuticals Gel de Limpieza Facial; Neostrata; Austral.: Neostrata; Canad.: Neostrata; Chile: Neostrata; Fr.: Ruboderm Plus; UK: Uriflex R; Uro-Tainer Solution R; USA: Renacidin.
Published May 08, 2019.