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L-Ascorbic acid

anhydrous, free-flowing, Redi-Dri, ACS reagent, ≥99%

Synonym: 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 329768483

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

Quality Level   200
biological source   synthetic (organic)
grade   ACS reagent
  anhydrous
product line   Redi-Dri
assay   ≥99%
form   powder
optical activity   [α]25/D +20.5 to +21.5° in water
quality   free-flowing
ign. residue   <0.1%
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
cation traces   Fe: ≤0.001%
  heavy metals: ≤0.002% (by ICP-OES)
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
Gene Information   human ... SLC23A2(9962)

Description

General description

L-Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin found in various foodstuffs. Benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, hyperpigmentation, skin protection, anti-aging, iron absorption, and red blood cell production. It is also useful in the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and neurotransmitters.

Application

L-Ascorbic acid (anhydrous) can be used in pharmaceutical applications.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

100, 500 g in poly bottle

Legal Information

Redi-Dri is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

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Protocols

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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