Agent Name

Erythorbic acid

Alternative Name

Isoascorbic acid

CAS Number

89-65-6

Formula

C6-H8-O6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-keto-D-erythro-Hexonic acid gamma-lactone; 3-Oxohexonic acid lactone, D-erythro-; Araboascorbic acid; D-ASCORBIC ACID, ISO; D-Araboascorbic acid; D-Erythorbic acid; D-Isoascorbic acid; D-erythro-3-keto-Hexonic acid lactone; D-erythro-3-Oxohexonic acid lactone; D-erythro-Ascorbic acid; D-erythro-Hex-2-enonic acid, gamma-lactone; Erycorbin; Erythroascorbic acid, D-; Glucosaccharonic acid; Hex-2-enonic acid gamma-lactone, D-erythro-; Isovitamin C; Mercate 5; Neo-Cebicure; Saccharosonic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Shiny solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antioxidant (brewing industry), reducing agent (photography), and flavor; [HSDB] Used as antimicrobial agent for food; [Merck Index] An isomer of ascorbic acid used as a food antioxidant; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Emergency treatment: Non-toxic ingestion; Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) in food; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.49E-10 mm Hg

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