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Química Nova

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FORNARO, Adalgiza  and  COICHEV, Nina. L-ascorbic acid: complexation and redox reactions with some transition metal ions. Quím. Nova [online]. 1998, vol.21, n.5, pp. 642-650. ISSN 0100-4042.

The strong reducing action of L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) are of fundamental interest in biochemical and related process. The oxidation of ascorbic acid by molecular oxygen and others oxidants are of fundamental importance, involving the intervention of transition metal ions as catalysts and the formation transition metal complexes of ascorbic acid as intermediates. The present article is intended to cover some aspects of the reactions of ascorbic acid and related compounds involving some transition metal ions.

Keywords : L-ascorbic acid; mechanism of the reaction; complexes of metal ions.

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