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Compound Summary for: CID 54670067

Ascorbic Acid

Also known as: l-ascorbic acid; vitamin C; ascorbate; Ascoltin; L(+)-Ascorbic acid; Ascorbicap; Hybrin; Cevitamic acid; L-ascorbate
Molecular Formula: C6H8O6   Molecular Weight: 176.12412   InChIKey: CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-N
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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