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95212 Sigma-Aldrich

L-Ascorbic acid

tested according to Ph.Eur.

Synonym: L-Threoascorbic acid, Acidum ascorbicum, Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C

  • CAS Number 50-81-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C6H8O6

  • Molecular Weight 176.12

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 84272

  •  EC Number 200-066-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00064328

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24890107

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Properties

Related Categories Carbohydrate Chemistry, Carbohydrate Derivatives, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemical Synthesis,
grade   Ph Eur
InChI Key   CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-N
pharmacopeia   testing conforms to Pharmacopeia
color   white to off-white
pH   1.0 - 2.5 (25 °C, 176 g/L in water)
mp   190-194 °C (dec.)
solubility   water: soluble176 g/L at 20 °C
Gene Information   human ... SLC23A2(9962)

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Ascorbic Acid, also known as Vitamin C, is a six-carbon lactone produced by plants and some animal species but not by humans and other primates. Ascorbic acid functions as an enzymatic cofactor for multiple enzymes, serving as an electron donor for monooxygenases and dioxygenases. Ascorbic acid also functions as a powerful antioxidant, particularly in regards to reactive oxygen species.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
CI7650000

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Certificate of Analysis

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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