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.
|Specific Gravity||1.694 g/cc|
Synonyms: L-Ascorbic acid, E 300, Antiscorbutic factor, Vitamin C
Chemical Formula: C6H8O6
CAS Number: 50-81-7