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Oxidation reduction potential of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Borsook, Henry and Keighley, Geoffrey (1933) Oxidation reduction potential of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 19 (9). pp. 875-878. ISSN 0027-8424.

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The measurement of the oxidation-reduction potential of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is desirable in the elucidation of its physiological action. Two attempts have been made to measure this potential. Georgescu(1) concluded that he had obtained a thermodynamically reversible potential at pH 6.9, and 7.0 at 20°C. From the data presented, however, it is not possible to accept this interpretation without reservation.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1933 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated August 4, 1933. We wish to acknowledge our indebtedness to Professor A. von Szent-Gyorgyi for his gift of the specimen of pure ascorbic acid used in this investigation, and to thank him heartily for his generosity.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
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