C6H8O6 – ascorbic acid – is a white crystalline powder with a sour taste. It is also known as vitamin C. People can usually attain the recommended dosage of ascorbic acid from a balanced diet. A large amount of vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as black currants, citrus fruits, red sweet peppers, rose hips, and more. Our bodies need ascorbic acid due to its involvement in the synthesis of some biologically active substances. It also plays a role in immune responses to colds and infectious diseases. A lack of vitamin C in the body leads to scurvy.
This reagent is considered nonhazardous according to GHS classifications. Treat all reagents with caution.