Chemical Formula: C6H8O6
Molecular Weight: 176.12
CAS Number: 50-81-7
Description: Ascorbic acid USP, White to slightly yellow crystalline powder, > 99.0% (Titration)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water soluble vitamin found in citrus fruits and green vegetables and deficiency of which is the cause of scurvy. There is no evidence that vitamin C, in physiologic or in moderately high doses, causes acute liver injury or jaundice. Ascorbic acid is a potent reducing and antioxidant agent that functions in fighting bacterial infections, in detoxifying reactions, and in the formation of collagen in fibrous tissue, teeth, bones, connective tissue, skin, and capillaries.