| IUPAC name
| Other names
|Molar mass||178.085 g/mol|
|0.294 g/100 ml (25 °C)|
|Solubility||Insoluble in methanol, ethanol|
|Vapor pressure||~0 mmHg|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
| Orotic acid|
Sodium uranyl zinc acetate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Sodium orotate, NaC5H3N2O4, is the sodium salt of orotic acid, a metabolic intermediate and chelating agent for certain cations. It is of particular interest as a salt of sodium with a very low solubility in water.
Sodium orotate decomposes at high temperatures.
Sodium orotate is a white solid, poorly soluble in water.
Sodium orolate is sold by chemical suppliers.
While sodium orotate is not generally available itself OTC, other salts of orotic acid are available as nutritional supplements, particularly magnesium orotate. With the exception of the equally insoluble potassium orotate, these salts will react with sodium chloride in water to precipitate sodium orotate.
Alternatively, it can be prepared by mixing hot aq. solutions of orotic acid and sodium carbonate.
Sodium orotate is generally inert and not expected to pose health or environmental hazards in reasonable quantities.
In closed plastic or glass bottles.
Due to its low solubility and high sodium content mean that it should not flow down a drain or be allowed to mix with soil, as excess sodium is harmful to plants. However, unless one disposes of very large amounts of this compound, this isn't always a problem.