|Description||Copper(II) gluconate is the copper salt of D-gluconic acid that is an organic acid. It can be used as a buffer for encapsulating some drugs into liposomes. Copper is an essential microelement for human beings and animals; it is needed to absorb ion from and gut and can help regulate blood pressure and heart rate. It is also a key component of multiple enzymes involved in many biochemical reactions. In this sense, the D-gluconic acid copper (II) salt can be used as a copper supplement to treat the copper deficiency induced anemia and nephrosis. It is also useful in the cancer chemotherapy being capable of enhancing the efficacy of the anticancer drug, disulfiram.|
|References||Dicko, Awa, et al. "Role of copper gluconate/triethanolamine in irinotecan encapsulation inside the liposomes." International Journal of Pharmaceutics 337.1(2007):219-228.|
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Georgewill Udeme Owunari, Siminialayi Iyeopu Minakiri. “Disulfiram and Copper gluconate in cancer chemotherapy: a review of the literature.” Cancer Research Journal 2.5(2014):88-92.
|Chemical Properties||Copper(II) gluconate, Cu(C6H11O7)2, is a light blue to blue-green, crystalline material that is soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol.|
|Uses||Supplement (trace mineral).|
|Uses||copper gluconate is cited as having skin-conditioning and skinprotecting functions.|