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L-Ascorbic acid

suitable for cell culture, suitable for plant cell culture, ≥98%

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Synonym(s):
L-Threoascorbic acid, Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H8O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
176.12
Beilstein:
84272
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

Assay

≥98%

form

powder

mol wt

Mw 176.12 g/mol

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable
cell culture | plant: suitable

color

white to light yellow

pH

1.0-2.5 (25 °C, 176 g/L in water)

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

solubility

water: soluble 50 mg/mL

SMILES string

OC([C@]([C@@H](O)CO)([H])O1)=C(O)C1=O

InChI

1S/C6H8O6/c7-1-2(8)5-3(9)4(10)6(11)12-5/h2,5,7-10H,1H2/t2-,5+/m0/s1

InChI key

CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-N

Gene Information

human ... SLC23A2(9962)

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Essential Grade
form

powder

form

crystalline

form

solid

form

powder

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable, cell culture | plant: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable

color

white to light yellow

color

white to off-white

color

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color

white to light yellow

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

solubility

water: soluble 50 mg/mL

solubility

H2O: 0.5 M, clear, colorless

solubility

water: soluble 176 g/L at 20 °C

solubility

water: soluble 50 mg/mL

General description

L-ascorbic acid also called vitamin C, is a water soluble vitamin and acts as a reducing agent for various biochemical reactions. Ascorbic acid plays a key role in the production of collagen. Ascorbic acid is essential for neurodevelopment, neurotransmitter synthesis and modulates neuronal synapsis. Dietary inadequacy of vitamin C has negative impact on cognition.

Application

L-ascorbic acid has been used as an ingredient in the basal medium for bovine mammary epithelial cells and oocyte-granulosa cell complexes. It has been used as a supplement in the osteogenic medium for osteogenic differentiation.

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.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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