L-Ascorbic Acid [Vitamin C]

SKU
A-2789
  • CAS:50-81-7
  • Formula:C6H8O6
  • MW:176.1
  • Appearance:White crystalline powder
  • Purity:≥99.0%
Product Name Qty
L-Ascorbic Acid [Vitamin C]
5 kg
$894.41
L-Ascorbic Acid [Vitamin C]
250 g
$64.49
L-Ascorbic Acid [Vitamin C]
500 g
$93.13

Description

L-Ascorbic acid, as known as Vitamin C, is water-soluble antioxidant. It works as an electron donor carrying a neutral charge and is unstable and hydrophilic.

The acid is synthesized in some plants and some animals especially except for humans, which have to consume it in their diet to prevent scurvy. In some animals able to produce L-Ascorbic acid, the acid is synthesized by enzymes in the liver.

Vitamin C protects plants from oxidative stress and mammals from various chronic diseases, such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases, aging and cataract, originated by oxidative stress. In addition, it prevents cells from damages caused by radiation.

 

Applications

• Antioxidant reagent

• Electron donor

• Used in collagen synthesis

• Cell differentiation

 

References

“Plant L ‐ascorbic acid: chemistry, function, metabolism, bioavailability and effects of processing”

“Vitamin C as an Antioxidant: Evaluation of Its Role in Disease Prevention”

“A family of mammalian Na+-dependent L-ascorbic acid transporters”

“Ascorbic Acid Enhances Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells Into Cardiac Myocytes”

 

Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.

More Information
Alternate Name/Synonyms
vitamin C; ascorbic acid; L(+)-Ascorbic acid; Hybrin; Allercorb; Ascorbajen; Ascorbutina
SKU
A-2789
CAS #
50-81-7
Chemical Name
(2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-3,4-dihydroxy-2H-furan-5-one
Chemical Formula
C6H8O6
Molecular Weight
176.1
Appearance
White crystalline powder
Purity
≥99.0%
Solubility
Water
Melting Point
~190°C
Storage Temp
Room temperature
THERAPEUTIC AREA
Antioxidant
USE
Water-soluble, potent antioxidant and reducing agent
Handling
Use in a chemical fume hood, with air supplied by an independent system. Avoid inhalation, contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid the formation of dust and aerosols. Use in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from sources of ignition. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.
GHS PICTOGRAMS
HandlingUse in a chemical fume hood, with air supplied by an independent system. Avoid inhalation, contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid the formation of dust and aerosols. Use in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from sources of ignition. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.
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