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L-Ascorbic acid

tested according to Ph Eur

Synonym: L-Threoascorbic acid, Acidum ascorbicum, Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C

  • CAS Number 50-81-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C6H8O6

  • Molecular Weight 176.12

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 84272

  •  EC Number 200-066-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00064328

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329770428

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Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrate Chemistry, Carbohydrate Derivatives, Chemical Biology, Chemical Synthesis,
biological source   synthetic
InChI Key   CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-N
color   white to off-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
Agency/Method   tested according to Ph Eur
Gene Information   human ... SLC23A2(9962)

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

Ascorbic Acid, also known as Vitamin C, is a six-carbon lactone produced by plants and some animal species but not by humans and other primates. Ascorbic acid functions as an enzymatic cofactor for multiple enzymes, serving as an electron donor for monooxygenases and dioxygenases. Ascorbic acid also functions as a powerful antioxidant, particularly in regards to reactive oxygen species.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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

Documents

Certificate of Analysis


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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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