Ascorbic Acid Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Ascorbic Acid is (5R)-5-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-3,4-dihydroxyfuran-2(5H)-one, a naturally-occurring water-soluble vitamin commonly known as Vitamin C. It is obtained synthetically or extracted from various plant sources. Ascorbic acid occurs as a white to light-yellow-coloured, non-hygroscopic, odourless, crystalline powder or colourless crystals with a sharp, acidic taste. It gradually darkens in colour upon exposure to light.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P; I.P
Synonyms and Trade Names: Ascorbic Acid; Vitamin C; C-97; Cevitamic Acid; 2,3-Didechydro-L-threohexono-1,4-lactone; E300; 3-oxo-L-Gulofuranolactonc, enol form; Vitamin C
Uses and Applications: Antioxidant; and Therapeutical Agent
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