What is 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.

  • Synonyms: L-Ascorbic acid, E 300, Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C
  • INCI: Ascorbic Acid
  • Chemical Formula: C6H8O6
  • CAS Number: 50-81-7

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C6H8O6
CAS Number 50-81-7
Molar Weight 176.124g/mol
Forms White to slightly yellowish crystalline powder
Grades Feed Food Pharma Technical
Variations Powder Coated Crystals Fine Granular

Uses and Applications for Ascorbic Acid

Key Applications

  • Antioxidant
  • Cosmetics
  • Food additive
  • pH Control
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Preservatives
  • Cleaners


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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