Overview

  • Product name

    L-(+)-Ascorbic acid, antioxidant
  • Description

    Antioxidant
  • Biological description

    Antioxidant. Protects against ROS and DNA strand breaks. Shows a range of biological activities. Orally active. Active in vivo and in vitro.
  • Purity

    > 98%
  • CAS Number

    50-81-7
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    (2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-Dihydroxyethyl]-3,4-dihydroxy-2H-furan-5-one
  • Molecular weight

    176.12
  • Molecular formula

    C6H8O6
  • PubChem identifier

    54670067
  • Storage instructions

    Store at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in water to 100 mM
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • SMILES

    C(C(C1C(=C(C(=O)O1)O)O)O)O
  • Source

    Synthetic

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Yoshikawa Y  et al. Protective effect of vitamin C against double-strand breaks in reconstituted chromatin visualized by single-molecule observation. Biophys J 90:993-9 (2006). Read more (PubMed: 16284271) »
  • Gupta AD  et al. L-ascorbic acid protects the antioxidant defense system in nickel-exposed albino rat lung tissue. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 17:87-100 (2006). Read more (PubMed: 16910314) »
  • Saffi J  et al. Antioxidant activity of L-ascorbic acid in wild-type and superoxide dismutase deficient strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Redox Rep 11:179-84 (2006). Read more (PubMed: 16984741) »

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