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A2343 Sigma

L-Ascorbic acid

meets USP testing specifications

Synonym: L-Threoascorbic acid, 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 24890649

  • Popular Documents:  FTNMR (PDF)  

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical/Chromatography, Biochemicals and Reagents, Core Bioreagents, Pharmacopoeia, Pharmacopoeia A-Z,
InChI Key   CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-N
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
suitability   meets USP testing specifications
Gene Information   human ... SLC23A2(9962)

Description

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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RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
CI7650000
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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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