vitamin C

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 ascorbate - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'ascorbate'

[1. A salt or ester of ascorbic acid.

Molecular Formula: C6H7O6-

InChI: InChI=1/C6H8O6/c7-1-2(8)5-3(9)4(10)6(11)12-5/h2,5,7-8,10-11H,1H2/p-1/t2-,5+/m0/s1/fC6H7O6/h11h/q-1

SMILES: C(C(C1C(=O)C(=C(O1)[O-])O)O)O

    L-Ascorbic acid, ion(1-)
    vitamin C

    PubChem CID 114765
    PubChem ID 8148163