CHEBI:38290 - L-ascorbate

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ChEBI Name L-ascorbate
ChEBI ID CHEBI:38290
ChEBI ASCII Name L-ascorbate
Definition The L-enantiomer of ascorbate and conjugate base of L-ascorbic acid, arising from selective deprotonation of the 3-hydroxy group. Required for a range of essential metabolic reactions in all animals and plants.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:13082, CHEBI:13861
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Formula C6H7O6
Net Charge -1
Average Mass 175.11618
InChI InChI=1S/C6H8O6/c7-1-2(8)5-3(9)4(10)6(11)12-5/h2,5,7-10H,1H2/p-1/t2-,5+/m0/s1
InChIKey CIWBSHSKHKDKBQ-JLAZNSOCSA-M
SMILES [H][C@@]1(OC(=O)C(O)=C1[O-])[C@@H](O)CO
Metabolite of Species Details
Daphnia magna (NCBI:35525) See: Mixtures of similarly acting compounds in Daphnia magna: From gene to metabolite and beyondTine Vandenbrouck, Oliver A.H. Jones, Nathalie Dom, Julian L. Griffin, Wim De CoenEnvironment International 36 (2010) 254-268
Homo sapiens (NCBI:9606) See: DOI
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): antioxidant
A substance that opposes oxidation or inhibits reactions brought about by dioxygen or peroxides. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted antioxidant food additives are from E 300 to E 324.
(via ascorbate )
Biological Role(s): Daphnia magna metabolite
A Daphnia metabolite produced by the species Daphnia magna.
human metabolite
Any mammalian metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in humans (Homo sapiens).
water-soluble vitamin

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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290) has role Daphnia magna metabolite (CHEBI:83056)
L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290) has role human metabolite (CHEBI:77746)
L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290) has role water-soluble vitamin (CHEBI:27314)
L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290) is a ascorbate (CHEBI:22651)
L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290) is conjugate base of L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
Incoming sodium ascorbate (CHEBI:113451) has part L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) is conjugate acid of L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290)
IUPAC Name
(2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-4-hydroxy-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-3-olate
Synonyms Sources
Ascorbate KEGG COMPOUND
L-Ascorbate KEGG COMPOUND
L-ascorbate UniProt
L-ascorbate(1−) ChEBI
L-ascorbic acid, ion(1−) ChemIDplus
Vitamin C KEGG COMPOUND
Database Link Database
C00072 KEGG COMPOUND
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
299-36-5 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
3549814 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
506552 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
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12 April 2016