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V900134

Sigma-Aldrich

L-Ascorbic acid

Vetec, reagent grade, 99%

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:

grade

reagent grade

product line

Vetec

assay

99%

form

powder

color

white to off-white

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

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

Vitamin C is called as ascorbate in the protonated form and as ascorbic acid in neutral state. Vitamin C is synthesized in plants, animals and birds. However, it is not synthesized in mammals and exists as ascorbate.

Application

L-Ascorbic acid has been used in extraction buffer for the isolation of α-tocopherol and β-carotene in napier grass silage and oat silage prior to saponification.

Packaging

100, 500 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and is reversibly oxidized to dehydroascorbate via an ascorbyl radical intermediate. Vitamin C mediates the synthesis of tryptophan, tyrosine and folic acid as well as collagen and neurotransmitters. It also coordinates metabolism of tyrosine, folic acid and tryptophan, hydroxylation of glycine, proline, lysine carnitine and catecholamine. Vitamin C promotes wound healing, repair and iron absorption. It is a safe anti-pigmenting compound supplement in skin care cosmetics for effective reduction of UV induced pigmentation. Vitamin C is regarded as an effective skin protection agent with anti-aging functionality. Vitamin C deficiency is implicated in scurvy, a haemorrhagic disease. Supplementation with vitamin C prevents scurvy. Vitamin C also helps in treating common cold.

Legal Information

Vetec is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich International GmbH

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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