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Compound Summary for: CID 54710214

Ascorbic Acid

Also known as: Ferrous ascorbate; Iron(II) ascorbate; Ferrous cevitamate; Iron(2+) L-ascorbate; AC1L1XRY; 24808-52-4; Iron(2+) di-L-ascorbate
Molecular Formula: C12H16FeO12+2   Molecular Weight: 408.09324   InChIKey: RFBYLSCVRUTUSB-ZZMNMWMASA-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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