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L-Ascorbic Acid

Item № 14656
CAS № 50-81-7
Purity ≥95%
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                (CAS 50-81-7)
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     100 g $31.00 0.00
     250 g $72.00 0.00

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Description
Synonyms
  • Ascorbate
  • NSC 33832
  • NSC 218455
  • Vitamin C

L-Ascorbic acid is a naturally occurring electron donor and therefore serves as a reducing agent.1 It is synthesized from glucose in the liver of most mammalian species, excluding humans, non-human primates, or guinea pigs who must obtain it through dietary consumption. In humans, L-Ascorbic acid acts as an electron donor for eight different enzymes, including those related to collagen hydroxylation, carnitine synthesis (which aids in the generation of adenosine triphosphate), norepinephrine synthesis, tyrosine metabolism, and amidating peptides.2,3,4,5,6 L-Ascorbic acid demonstrates antioxidant activity that may be of some benefit for reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and cataracts.1

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Technical Information
Formal Name
(R)-5-((S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl)-3,4-dihydroxyfuran-2(5H)-one
CAS Number
50-81-7
Synonyms
  • Ascorbate
  • NSC 33832
  • NSC 218455
  • Vitamin C
Molecular Formula
C6H8O6
Formula Weight
176.1
Purity
≥95%
Formulation
A crystalline solid
λmax
245 nm
SMILES
OC1=C(O)[C@]([C@@H](O)CO)([H])OC1=O
InChI Code
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
Origin
  • Synthetic

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Shipping & Storage
Storage
-20°C
Shipping
Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
Stability
≥ 2 years
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References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Padayatty, S.J., Katz, A., Wang, Y., et al. Vitamin C as an antioxidant: Evaluation of its role in disease prevention Journal of the American College of Nutrition 22(1), 18-35 (2003).

2. Gropper, S.S., Smith, J.L., and Groff, J.L. The water-soluble vitamins Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism 4, 259-275 (2005).

3. Peterkofsky, B. Ascorbate requirement for hydroxylation and secretion of procollagen: Relationship to inhibition of collagen synthesis in scurvy American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 54(6), 1135S-1140S (1991).

4. Rebouche, C.J. Ascorbic acid and carnitine biosynthesis American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 54(6), 1147S-1152S (1991).

5. Diliberto, E.J., Jr., Daniels, A.J., and Viveros, O.H. Multicompartmental secretion of ascorbate and its dual role in dopamine β-hydroxylation American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 54(6), 1163S-1172S (1991).

6. Englard, S., and Seifter, S. The biochemical functions of ascorbic acid Annual Reviews of Nutrition 6, 365-406 (1986).

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