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L-Ascorbic acid

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

biological source

synthetic

Quality Level

agency

USP/NF
meets USP testing specifications

assay

99.0-100.5%

form

solid

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

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)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

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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biological source

synthetic

biological source

synthetic

biological source

-

biological source

-

assay

99.0-100.5%

assay

99.0-100.5% (iodometric)

assay

≥99%

assay

≥98%

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

application(s)

cell analysis

application(s)

-

form

solid

form

crystalline, powder or crystals

form

crystals or granules, powder or chunks

form

powder

solubility

water: soluble 176 g/L at 20 °C

solubility

water: soluble 176 g/L at 20 °C

solubility

water: soluble 176 g/L at 20 °C

solubility

water: soluble 50 mg/mL

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.

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.

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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