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Compound Summary for: CID 23667548

Ascorbic Acid

Also known as: Sodium L-ascorbate; Sodascorbate; Ascorbicin; L-Ascorbic acid sodium salt; Cebitate; Aminofenitrooxon; Vitamin C sodium; Iskia-C; Natri-C
Molecular Formula: C6H7NaO6   Molecular Weight: 198.105949   InChIKey: PPASLZSBLFJQEF-RXSVEWSESA-M
A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.   From: MeSH
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