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L-Ascorbic acid

FCC, FG

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Synonym(s):
L-AA, L-Threoascorbic acid, Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H8O6
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
176.12
FEMA Number:
2109
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
84272
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

biological source

synthetic

Quality Level

grade

FG
Fragrance grade

agency

follows IFRA guidelines

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 182.3013
FDA 21 CFR 182.8013

assay

99.0-100.5% (iodometric)

form

crystalline
powder or crystals

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

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

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

organoleptic

green

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)

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organoleptic

green

organoleptic

-

organoleptic

-

organoleptic

-

biological source

synthetic

biological source

-

biological source

synthetic

biological source

synthetic (Organic)

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

-

fragrance allergen

-

fragrance allergen

-

food allergen

no known allergens

food allergen

-

food allergen

-

food allergen

-

documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

documentation

-

documentation

-

documentation

-

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.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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Differential transcriptional regulation of L-ascorbic acid content in peel and pulp of citrus fruits during development and maturation
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Planta, 239(5), 1113-1128 (2014)
Dictionary of Food Compounds with CD-ROM: Additives, Flavors, and Ingredients, 113-113 (2012)
Final report of the safety assessment of L-Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbate, and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate as used in cosmetics.
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Flow injection spectrophotometric determination of L-ascorbic acid in pharmaceutical formulations with on-line solid-phase reactor containing copper (II) phosphate
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A rapid method for the determination of total L-ascorbic acid in fruits and vegetables by micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography
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