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Sodium Ascorbate Properties

Sodium Ascorbate

Sodium Ascorbate Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Sodium ascorbate is the sodium salt of ascorbic acid, which is a sugar with anti-oxidant properties that occurs naturally in most fruits and vegetables. It is a more bioavailable form of vitamin C that is an alternative to taking ascorbic acid as a supplement. It is known as a mineral ascorbate. Sodium ascorbate can reverse the development of atherosclerotic disease, helps in heart attack prevention. Sodium Ascorbate is used for intravenous infusions, intramuscular injections, and is used orally to avoid the acidity of ascorbic acid by sensitive persons. Sodium Ascorbate is the only form of vitamin C that should be used intravenously. It is used in tinned meats, cereal based baby foods, and dairy based drinks, fat spreads, processed fruit, food supplements, beer and malt beverages, mead, and dietetic formulas.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White To Off-White Solid
Boiling Point 552.7 oC
CAS Number 134-03-2
Chemical Composition L(+)-Ascorbic Acid;L-Ascorbic Acid Sodium Salt
EINECS Number 205-126-1
IUPAC Name Sodium (2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-4-hydroxy-5-oxo-2H-furan-3-olate
InChI 1/C6H8O6.Na/c7-1-2(8)5-3(9)4(10)6(11)12-5;/h2,5,7-10H,1H2;/q;+1/p-1
Melting Point 220 °C
Molar Mass 198.11 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H7NaO6
RTECS Number CI7671000
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Ascorbic Acid Sodium Salt; L(+)-Ascorbic Acid Sodium Salt; L-Ascorbic Acid Sodium Salt; L-Ascorbic Acid Na-Salt; Monosodium L-Ascorbate; Sodium L(+)-Ascorbate; Sodium L-Ascorbate; Sodium 5-(1,2-Dihydroxyethyl)-3-Hydroxy-4-Oxo-Furan-2-Olate