Ascorbic Acid - available at CDI in Buffalo, NY

What is Ascorbic Acid?
  • A white or slightly yellow crystal / powder that gradually darkens with exposure to light.

What grades of Ascorbic Acid are available?
  • Food Grade

What are other names (Synonyms) for Ascorbic Acid?
  • Ascorbate
  • L-Ascorbic Acid
  • Vitamin C
  • EB Solvent

What is the CAS Number of Ascorbic Acid?
  • 50-81-7

What is the chemical formula of Ascorbic Acid?
  • C6H8O6

What is the chemical structure of 2-Butoxyethanol?
  • Ascorbic Acid chemical structure

How is Ascorbic Acid packaged?
  • 25 kg bags

Where is Ascorbic Acid used?
  • In food it serves as an antioxidant in food additives
  • In photopgraphy it acts as a reductant in helping developing solutions (also as a preservative)
  • In metal finishing it removes stains commonly found on swimming pools
  • Various applications in plastics
  • Other Industries


Melting Point:
  • ~190 °F (~88 °C)

Appearance / Odor:
  • White to slightly yellow crystals or crystalline powder.

Solubility in Water:
  • 80 percent at 212 °F (100 °C)

  • 2.1-2.6 (5 mg/mL solution)

Molecular Weight:
  • N/A


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