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Ascorbic acid

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Synonym(s):
L-Ascorbic acid, 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:

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

manufacturer/tradename

USP

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

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

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.
Ascorbic acid (AA) is also know as vitamin C. It is present in plant tissues, helps in active growth and has has antioxidant property. It is easily oxidized in aqueous solutions and is favored by oxygen and by heavy metal ions.

Application

It was used as standard during the determination of ascorbic acid in lymphocytes using HPLC.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.

Other Notes

USP issued SDS can be found here.
Sales restrictions may apply.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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