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A2218 Sigma-Aldrich

L-Ascorbic acid

meets USP testing specifications

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 24890635

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical/Chromatography, Cell Biology, Core Bioreagents, Pharmacopoeia, Pharmacopoeia A-Z,
biological source   synthetic
InChI Key   CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-N
assay   99.0-100.5%
form   solid
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
suitability   meets USP testing specifications
Featured Industry   Pharmaceutical (small molecule)
Gene Information   human ... SLC23A2(9962)

Description

General description

L-ascorbic acid (AA) is a naturally occurring C vitamer. It is soluble in water. It is present in fruits and vegetables.

Application

L-ascorbic acid has been used as a supplement in DMEM/F12/ osteoblast induction medium. It has also been used as a component in liquid Ham′s isolation media.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

25, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

L-ascorbic acid (AA) can block and treat scurvy. It possesses antioxidant properties. In the fermentation of wine, AA acid serve as a food additive and antioxidant.

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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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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