Ascorbic Acid is an odorless white or almost white crystalline powder with an acidic taste; the color may change to pale yellow when stored for a long time; It easily dissolves in water, hardly in ethanol and is insoluble in chloroform and ethoxyethane. It decomposes at about 190°C.
Synonyms: L-ascorbic acid; L-xylo-ascorbic acid; L-(+)-ascorbic acid; vitamin C
CAS No.: 50-81-7
Einecs No.: 200-066-2
E No.: E 300
INCI name: ascorbic acid
Empirical formula: C6H8O6
Molecular mass: 176.13 g/mol
It easily dissolves in water, hardly in ethanol and is insoluble in chloroform and ethoxyethane..
Stability and storage
Ascorbic Acid is fairly stable to air if protected from humidity, but is somewhat sensitive to heat. The product may be stored for 36 months from the date of manufacture in the unopened original container and at room temperature below 25°C. On prolonged storage, a slight yellow discoloration may occur which, however, does not affect the biological activity.
Ascorbic Acid meets all requirements of the FCC and Ph. Eur. and USP. and BP. when tested according to these compendia.
This product is safe for the intended use. Avoid ingestion, inhalation of dust or direct contact by applying suitable protective measures and personal hygiene. For full safety information and necessary precautions, please refer to the respective Material Safety Data Sheet.