A1300000

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/REAXYS Number:
84272
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

biological source

synthetic

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

Agency/Method

EP Reference standard

form

neat

manufacturer/tradename

EDQM

mp

190-194 °C (dec.)

Featured Industry

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 subtance catalogue.

Caution

Other Notes

Sales restrictions may apply.

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Spectrophotometric determination of L-ascorbic acid in pharmaceuticals
Szpikowska-Sroka B and Poledniok J
Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 66(10), 941-941 (2011)
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)
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)
First bioarchaeological evidence of probable scurvy in Southeast Asia: multifactorial etiologies of vitamin C deficiency in a tropical environment
Halcrow SE, et al.
International Journal of Paleopathology, 5(1), 63-71 (2014)
Protocols
Separation of (L)-Dehydroascorbic acid; L-Ascorbic acid 20 μg/mL
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Separation of Pyridoxine; Nicotinamide; Nicotinic acid; Folic acid; (−)-Riboflavin, meets USP testing specifications; L-Ascorbic acid
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