Sodium ascorbate is one of a number of mineral salts of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The molecular formula of this chemical compound is C6H7NaO6. As the sodiumsalt of ascorbic acid, it is known as a mineral ascorbate. It has not been demonstrated to be more bioavailable than any other form of vitamin C supplement.
|Molar mass||198.11 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||minute white to yellow crystals|
|Melting point||218 °C (424 °F; 491 K) (decomposes)|
|62 g/100 mL (25 °C)
78 g/100 mL (75 °C)
|Solubility||very slightly soluble in alcohol
insoluble in chloroform, ether