Definition and Usage Areas of ascorbic acid
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin with many functions. Most animals and plants can produce their own vitamin C from glucose. Humans must obtain vitamin C from food, as some fruit bats, guinea pigs, and human-like primates cannot produce vitamin C.
Ascorbic acid is a monosaccharide derivative, similar in structure to glucose and other six-carbon monosaccharides. They are colorless, white, oblong crystals. It has a very light specific smell. It tastes sour and has an acid reaction. Optically active. Turns polarized light to the right. It is very poorly soluble in acetone. It is insoluble in ether, petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, and oils. Chemically, vitamin C is the left-reversing enantiomer of ascorbic acid. Commercial vitamin C is generally composed of ascorbic acid crystals or calcium or sodium salts of ascorbic acid. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is found in very high concentrations (millimolar and above) in the aqueous parts of many animal tissues such as the spinal cord, lungs and eyes.
Precise measurement of vitamin C is essential for both its biochemical and pharmacokinetic properties. The role of ascorbic acid in biological systems, the function and requirements of vitamin C must be considered along with two factors: First, the biochemical properties of vitamin C, including its ability to act as both an antioxidant and an enzyme cofactor. The second is its pharmacokinetics, including intestinal absorption, serum concentration, cellular distribution, utilization and excretion.
H2C6H6O6 is found in all living tissues. The richest sources of this vitamin, which is widely found in nature, are fresh fruits and vegetables. Among the fruits, those containing the most H2C6H6O6; lemon, orange, grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple, strawberry and currant. Apple, pear and plum, on the other hand, contain less H2C6H6O6. Among these fruits, especially citrus fruits (lemon, orange, grapefruit), kiwi and tomato outer parts (skin) are rich in ascorbic acid.
Vegetables, especially rosehip, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, onion, pepper, radish, cress, parsley and Jerusalem artichoke are the richest sources of ascorbic acid.
- Boric acid has been used to control a wide variety of pests such as ants, pests, cockroaches and various insects.
- It is also used as a fungicide for citrus, herbicide along the right of way, fire retardant and wood preservative.
- When used as an herbicide, it will dry out and disrupt photosynthesis in plants.
- Boric acid is also used in industry, with its main use in the manufacture of textile fiberglass.
- It is used to reinforce plastics in various products such as boats, computer circuit boards and pipes.
- It can be used in solution form or in dry powder form.
- Boric acid is even used for a variety of medicinal purposes, such as applying to abraded skin or eyewash. It is used as an antiseptic to get rid of cuts and minor burns.