Configuration-dependent complex formation between Ca(II) and sugar carboxylate ligands in alkaline medium: Comparison of L-gulonate with D-gluconate and D-heptaguconate.

The calcium sugar carboxylate interactions in hyperalkaline solutions are of relevance in radioactive waste repositories and in certain industrial processes. The complex formation between L-gulonate and Ca2+ ions was studied in strongly alkaline medium at 25 °C and 1 M ionic strength and was compared with previous results reported for D-gluconate and D… CONTINUE READING