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A4544

Sigma-Aldrich

L-Ascorbic acid

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

Synonym(s):
Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C, L-Threoascorbic acid
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

application(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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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.

Packaging

25, 100, 500 g in glass bottle

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

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Mitochondrial dysfunction of in vitro grown rabbit oocytes results in preimplantation embryo arrest after activation
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Journal of Reproduction and Development, 53(3), 631-637 (2007)
Multipotency and cardiomyogenic potential of human adipose-derived stem cells from epicardium, pericardium, and omentum
Wystrychowski W, et al.
Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 7(1), 84-84 (2016)
The effect of mesenchymal stromal cells on the osseoinduction of impaction grafts
Korda M, et al.
Tissue Engineering: Part A, 16(2), 675-683 (2009)
Vitamin C status and cognitive function: A systematic review
Travica N, et al.
Nutrients, 9(9), 960-960 (2017)
Does vitamin C deficiency affect cognitive development and function?
Hansen SN, et al.
Nutrients, 6(9), 3818-3846 (2014)

Articles

Ascorbate in Cell Culture

Importance and uses of ascorbate in serum-free eukaryotic, including hybridoma and Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cell, cultures

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