Vitamin C

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MedKoo CAT#: 300115

CAS#: 50-81-7

Description: Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid), is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species.

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Pricing updated 2020-08-15. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Vitamin C, purity > 99%, is in stock . Minimum order is 25kg. Current shipping out time is about 10 days after order is received. Delivery time: overnight (USA/Canada); 3-5 days (worldwide). Shipping fee: from $30.00 (USA); from $45.00 (Canada); from $70.00 (international).

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 300115
Name: Vitamin C
CAS#: 50-81-7
Chemical Formula: C6H8O6
Exact Mass: 176.03209
Molecular Weight: 176.12
Elemental Analysis: C, 40.92; H, 4.58; O, 54.50

Synonym: L-ascorbic acid; Vitamine C; ascorbate.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-5-((S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl)-3,4-dihydroxyfuran-2(5H)-one


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

SMILES Code: O=C1O[C@H]([C@@H](O)CO)C(O)=C1O

Technical Data

White solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO.

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

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1: Dori O, Humbert A, Burnier M, Teta D. [Renal risks of dietary complements: a forgotten cause]. Rev Med Suisse. 2014 Feb 26;10(419):498-503. Review. French. PubMed PMID: 24665660.