Carbohydrates & Derivatives, Pharmaceuticals, Intermediates & Fine Chemicals
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Labelled Ascorbic Acid. Physiological antioxidant. Coenzyme for a number of hydroxylation reactions; required for collagen synthesis. Widely distributed in plants and animals. Inadequate intake results in deficiency syndromes such as scurvy. Used as antimicrobial and antioxidant in foodstuffs.