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L-Ascorbic acid

FCC, FG

Synonym: L-AA, L-Threoascorbic acid, Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C

  • CAS Number 50-81-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C6H8O6

  • Molecular Weight 176.12

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 84272

  •  EC Number 200-066-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00064328

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900863

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biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FCC
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
  FDA 21 CFR (182.3013)
  FDA 21 CFR (182.8013)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
InChI Key   CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-N
form   crystalline
  powder or crystals
color   white
pH   1.0-2.5 (25 °C, 176 g/L in water)
mp   190-194 °C (dec.)
solubility   water: soluble 176 g/L at 20 °C
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   green
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens
Gene Information   human ... SLC23A2(9962)

Description

General description

L-Ascorbic acid, an organic acid, is found abundantly in citrus fruits. It is generally used as an antioxidant and pH adjuster in the cosmetic industry. L-AA is also used as a preservative and nutrient supplement in foods.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

10, 25 kg in fiber drum

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
CI7650000

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Keywords: Allergens, Food Safety, Solvents

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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