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ascorbic acid

PubChem Notes:

Ascorbic Acid 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.

MediLexicon ascorbic acid - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'ascorbic acid'

[1. A vitamin used in preventing scurvy, as a strong reducing agent, and as an antioxidant.



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Molecular Formula: C6H8O6


InChI: InChI=1/C6H8O6/c7-1-2(8)5-3(9)4(10)6(11)12-5/h2,5,7-8,10-11H,1H2

InChIKey: InChIKey=TYQCGQRIZGCHNB-UHFFFAOYAV
SMILES: C(C(C1C(=O)C(=C(O1)O)O)O)O

Names:
    ascorbic acid
    Prestwick_683
    2-(1,2-dihydroxyethyl)-4,5-dihydroxy-furan-3-one
    50-81-7

Registries:
    ChemSpider: InChIKey=TYQCGQRIZGCHNB-UHFFFAOYAV
    PubChem CID 235
    PubChem ID 10321643


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