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Ascorbic acid

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) 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:
NACRES:
NA.24

biological source

synthetic

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

Agency

EP Reference standard

form

solid

manufacturer/tradename

EDQM

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable
liquid chromatography (LC): suitable

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

2-8°C

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 or vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin found in various foodstuffs. The benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies and cardiovascular disease, hyperpigmentation treatment, skin protection, anti-aging, iron absorption, and RBC production. It is used to treat scurvy, and it also functions as an antioxidant. Vitamin C is useful in the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and neurotransmitters.

Application

Ascorbic acid may be used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by chromatography and spectrophotometric techniques.

Packaging

Unit quantity: 70 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference substance catalogue.

Caution

Other Notes

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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More documents

Quotes and Ordering

Reversed-phase ion-pair HPLC determination of some water-soluble vitamins in pharmaceuticals
Ivanovic D, et al.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 18(6), 999-1004 (1999)
Ascorbic acid
European Pharmacopoeia Commission and European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare
European pharmacopoeia, 18(6), 6868-6869 (2019)
Spectrophotometric determination of L-ascorbic acid in pharmaceuticals
Szpikowska-Sroka B and Poledniok J
Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 66(10), 941-941 (2011)
Vitamin C: One compound, several uses. Advances for delivery, efficiency and stability
Carita AC, et al.
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 31(2), 102117-102117 (2019)
A review of micronutrients in sepsis: the role of thiamine, l-carnitine, vitamin C, selenium and vitamin D
Belsky JB, et al.
Nutrition Research Reviews, 31(2), 281-290 (2018)

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