Calcium Levulinate Dihydrate BP
|Characters||It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder.|
(a) Infrared absorption spectrophotometry.
(b) Thin-layer chromatography
(c) Specified test. The melting point is 203 °C to 210 °C.
(d) Gives reaction of calcium
(e) Test for Loss on drying
|Solubility||Freely soluble in water, very slightly soluble in ethanol (96%), practically insoluble in methylene chloride.|
|Appearance of solution||Solution is clear and not more intensely colored than reference solution Y6|
|pH||Between 6.8 to 7.8|
|Oxidisable substances||Specified test. After 5 min, the violet color of the mixture is still visible.|
|Sucrose and reducing sugars||Specified test. No red precipitate is formed.|
|Chlorides||Not more than 50 ppm|
|Sulfates||Not more than 200 ppm|
|Magnesium and alkali metals||Not more than 1.0%|
|Loss on drying||Between 11.0 % to 12.5%|
|Assay||Not less than 98.0% and more than 101.0%
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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