Vitamin C

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Catalog No.S3114 Synonyms: Ascorbic acid

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Vitamin C Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 176.12

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin indicated for the prevention and treatment of scurvy.

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Description Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin indicated for the prevention and treatment of scurvy.
In vitro

Ascorbate when combined with copper rapidly reduces the viscosity of DNA solutions and has exhibited some carcinostatic effects on transplanted sarcoma 180 tumours in mice. [1] Exposure of HL-60 cells to increasing concentrations of H2O2 results in dose-dependent intracellular accumulation of peroxides, which is accompanied by a decrease in intracellular ascorbic acid and an increase in apoptosis. Ascorbic acid loading also provides strong protection from apoptosis associated with serum- and glucose-free culture of HL-60 cells. [2] Vitamin C is found to protect GSH-depleted HL-60 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Vitamin C inhibits the formation of ROS in both normal and GSH-depleted cells. [3] Ascorbate (1 mM) generates 161 mM H2O2 in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium and induces apoptosis in 50% of HL60 cells, whereas in RPMI 1640 only 83 mM H2O2 is produced and no apoptosis is detected. [4]

In vivo Treatment of rats with Vitamin C 10 min prior to the cisplatin inhibits cisplatin-mediated damage. The enhanced serum creatinine levels which are indicative of renal injury shows a significant reduction with the three doses of Vitamin C tested. [5]


Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 35 mg/mL (198.72 mM)
Water 35 mg/mL (198.72 mM)
Ethanol Insoluble

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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 176.12


CAS No. 50-81-7
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms Ascorbic acid
Smiles OCC(O)C1OC(=O)C(=C1O)O

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT02225886 Recruiting Drug: Ascorbic Acid Anaemia Response to the Treatment|Peripheral Iron Indices|Oxalemia Anemia Working Group Romania February 1 2020 Phase 4
NCT03509662 Recruiting Drug: Vitamin C|Drug: Thiamine|Drug: Placebos Cardiac Arrest VU University Medical Center|Gelderse Vallei Hospital|Sint Franciscus Gasthuis|Tergooiziekenhuizen|Amphia Hospital|Erasmus Medical Center|Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep|Maasstad Hospital|OLVG October 7 2019 Phase 2
NCT04156711 Recruiting Procedure: Remote Ischemic Preconditioning (RIPC) Acute Cholecystitis|Endothelial Dysfunction Zealand University Hospital September 4 2019 Not Applicable
NCT04087343 Recruiting Behavioral: Meals plus exercise|Behavioral: Meals only Frailty The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston September 9 2019 Not Applicable

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