Agent Name

Calcium ascorbate

CAS Number

5743-27-1

Formula

C6-H8-O6.1/2Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ascorbic acid calcium salt; Calci-C; Calcium L-ascorbate; Hemicalcium ascorbate; L-Ascorbic acid, calcium salt (2:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White odorless solid; Soluble in water; [HSDB] White odorless powder; Partially soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antioxidant and color fixative for foods and as a source of vitamin C; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline] See "Calcium."

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