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L-ascorbic acid

L-ascorbic acid (GB)
See below ascorbic acid,

Color and odorless, related to the sugars and strongly acidic crystalline acid, their salts are called ascorbates. The name derives from the Greek "a" (for "not") and the vitamin C deficiency scurvy (meaning "you do not get scurvy"). Of the four existing forms, only L-ascorbic acid is biologically active, and also its derivatives under the name vitamin C be summarized. It is present in many fruits and vegetables,...

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