CHEBI:29073 - L-ascorbic acid

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ChEBI Name L-ascorbic acid
ChEBI ASCII Name L-ascorbic acid
Definition The L-enantiomer of ascorbic acid and conjugate acid of L-ascorbate.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:2868, CHEBI:43473, CHEBI:40892, CHEBI:17208, CHEBI:21240
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Formula C6H8O6
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 176.12410
Monoisotopic Mass 176.03209
InChI InChI=1S/C6H8O6/c7-1-2(8)5-3(9)4(10)6(11)12-5/h2,5,7-10H,1H2/t2-,5+/m0/s1
SMILES [H][C@@]1(OC(=O)C(O)=C1O)[C@@H](O)CO
Metabolite of Species Details
Arabidopsis thaliana (NCBI:txid3702) See: DOI
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): food antioxidant
An antioxidant that used as a food additives to help guard against food deterioration.
Bronsted acid
A molecular entity capable of donating a hydron to an acceptor (Bronsted base).
(via oxoacid )
Biological Role(s): coenzyme
A low-molecular-weight, non-protein organic compound participating in enzymatic reactions as dissociable acceptor or donor of chemical groups or electrons.
plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
An organic molecule or ion (usually a metal ion) that is required by an enzyme for its activity. It may be attached either loosely (coenzyme) or tightly (prosthetic group).
flour treatment agent
A food additive which is added to flour or dough to improve baking quality and/or colour.
food antioxidant
An antioxidant that used as a food additives to help guard against food deterioration.
water-soluble vitamin (role)
Any vitamin that dissolves in water and readily absorbed into tissues for immediate use. Unlike the fat-soluble vitamins, they are not stored in the body and need to be replenished regularly in the diet and will rarely accumulate to toxic levels since they are quickly excreted from the body via urine.
(via vitamin C )
Application(s): skin lightening agent
Any cosmetic used to lighten the colour of skin by reducing the concentration of melanin.
Any compound that supports healthy aging, slows the biological aging process, or extends lifespan.
flour treatment agent
A food additive which is added to flour or dough to improve baking quality and/or colour.
food antioxidant
An antioxidant that used as a food additives to help guard against food deterioration.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) has role coenzyme (CHEBI:23354)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) has role cofactor (CHEBI:23357)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) has role flour treatment agent (CHEBI:64577)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) has role food antioxidant (CHEBI:77962)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) has role geroprotector (CHEBI:176497)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) has role skin lightening agent (CHEBI:85046)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) is a ascorbic acid (CHEBI:22652)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) is a vitamin C (CHEBI:176783)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) is conjugate acid of L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290)
L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073) is enantiomer of D-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:51384)
Incoming 1,12-di-L-ascorbyl dodecanedioate (CHEBI:59753) has functional parent L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
L-ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (CHEBI:167162) has functional parent L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
L-ascorbic acid 6-phosphate (CHEBI:61701) has functional parent L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
L-dehydroascorbic acid (CHEBI:27956) has functional parent L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
ascorbigen (CHEBI:64944) has functional parent L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
ascorbyl dipalmitate (CHEBI:85080) has functional parent L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
L-ascorbate (CHEBI:38290) is conjugate base of L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
D-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:51384) is enantiomer of L-ascorbic acid (CHEBI:29073)
INNs Sources
acide ascorbique ChemIDplus
ácido ascórbico ChemIDplus
acidum ascorbicum ChemIDplus
ascorbic acid KEGG DRUG
Synonyms Sources
acidum ascorbinicum ChemIDplus
Ascorbic acid KEGG COMPOUND
Ascorbicap KEGG DRUG
Ascorbinsäure ChEBI
E 300 ChEBI
E-300 ChEBI
E300 ChEBI
L-(+)-ascorbic acid NIST Chemistry WebBook
L-Ascorbic acid KEGG COMPOUND
Brand Name Source
Ascoltin KEGG DRUG
Manual Xrefs Databases
2405 BPDB
4072 DrugCentral
Ascorbic_Acid Wikipedia
C00001179 KNApSAcK
DB00126 DrugBank
HMDB0000044 HMDB
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
4087 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
50-81-7 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
50-81-7 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
50-81-7 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
84272 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
84272 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
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Last Modified
20 September 2021
General Comment
2011-03-23 An essential nutrient and antioxidant with possible anticancer role, especially with intravenous administration. A cofactor in several enzymatic reactions of living organisms, it is linked with effective wound healing and prevention or treatment of scurvy and gout. Also known as vitamin C, it is believed to boost the immune system. Humans alone of the primates require exogenous sources of daily vitamin C.