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|Molar mass||198.11 g mol−1|
|Appearance||minute white to yellow crystals|
218 °C, 491 K, 424 °F (decomp)
|Solubility in water||62 g/100mL (25 °C)
78 g/100 mL (75 °C)
|Solubility||very slightly soluble in alcohol
insoluble in chloroform, ether
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Sodium ascorbate is a more bioavailable form of vitamin C that is an alternative to taking ascorbic acid as a supplement. The molecular formula of this chemical compound is C6H7NaO6. As the sodium salt of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), it is known as a mineral ascorbate.
Sodium ascorbate normally provides 131 mg of sodium per 1,000 mg of ascorbic acid (1,000 mg of sodium ascorbate contains 889 mg of ascorbic acid and 111 mg of sodium).
Sodium ascorbate may play a role in the elimination of chronic and acute infections[according to whom?]. In the laboratory, it has produced cytotoxic effect in various malignant cell lines, which include melanoma cells that are particularly susceptible.
Sodium ascorbate is produced by dissolving ascorbic acid in water and adding an equivalent amount of sodium bicarbonate. After cessation of effervescence, the sodium ascorbate is precipitated by the addition of isopropanol.
Side-effects of sodium ascorbate 
While sodium ascorbate is relatively safe, its extensive intake may lead to several side-effects. The common side-effects that persist or become troublesome when using sodium ascorbate, especially in a liquid form as injections, include burning, stinging, pain, or swelling at the injection site. Severe allergic reactions include rash; itching; difficult breathing; hives; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; bone pain; muscle weakness; severe or persistent diarrhea; mental or mood changes.
- (+)-Sodium L-ascorbate at Sigma-Aldrich
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