Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic acid is used as a food additives mostly to combat oxidation and is also used majorly in dietary supplements. It also finds major use as a dietary supplement as it is a form of Vitamin C which is an essential dietary component. It cures scurvy and increases resistance to infection.


Molar Weight176.124g/mol
Density1.694 g/cc
FormsPowder, White, Yellow, Crystalline

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Food additive
  • Cleaning products
  • Preservative
  • pH control
  • Cosmetic products
  • Dietary supplements


  • Pharma
  • Cosmetics
  • Food

Synonyms: L-Ascorbic acid, E 300, Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C

Chemical Formula: C6H8O6

CAS Number: 50-81-7