Ascorbic Acid: Properties, Synthesis and Applications

Emma Parsons (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

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Ascorbic acid (AsH-, vitamin C), an essential nutrient for both human health and animal health, participates in a wide range of important biochemical reactions, including the synthesis of collagen, carnitine, and the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. This book provides current research on several properties of ascorbic acid. It also reviews the synthesis and applications of this water-soluble vitamin. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Overview of the Physiological Reactions of the Monodehydroascorbate Radical
Kazuo Kobayashi (The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 2. Production of L-Ascorbic Acid at Industrial Scale
Sui Kiat Chang (Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Chapter 3. Recent Progress on the Electrochemical Detection of Ascorbic Acid
Li Fu and Aimin Yu (Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Chapter 4. Suppressive Effect of Acyl Ascorbate Coexistent with Tocopherol on Oxidation of Linoleic Acid
Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Takahiro Ishigaki, Sachiyo Fujii, and Shuji Adachi (Department of Biotechnology and Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kindai University, Hiroshima, Japan, and others)

Chapter 5. Stabilization of L-(+)-Ascorbic Acid in an Iron Fortified Vegetable Product (Cucurbita Moschata Duchesne Ex Poiret) Using an Alginate Coating
María Dolores De’Nobili, Carolina Genevois, Ana M. Rojas, Silvia Flores (Marina de Escalada Pla., Departamento de Industrias, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Ciudad Universitaria, CABA, Argentina, Member of Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina)

Chapter 6. Stabilization of Ascorbic Acid by Microencapsulation for Cosmetic Preparations
Yhors Ciro and John Rojas (Department of Pharmacy, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Columbia)

Chapter 7. Alkyl Esters of L-Ascorbic Acid: From Synthesis to Applications
Maria Laura Fanani, Raquel Viviana Vico and Luciano Benedini (Centro de Investigaciones en Química Biológica de Córdoba, (CIQUIBIC- CONICET), Departamento de Química Biológica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 8. Design, Preparation and Characterization of Modified Release Pellets of Ascorbic Acid for Pharmaceutical Applications
John Rojas and David Correa (Department of Pharmacy, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Columbia)

Chapter 9. Role of Ascorbic Acid in Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Daiane de Bittencourt Fraga, Morgana Moretti, and Ana Lúcia S. Rodrigues (Department of Biochemistry, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 10. The Application of Intravenous Megadose Ascorbic Acid in the Treatment of Animal Cancers
Nabhat Thongsoi and Anudep Rungsipipat (Department of Surgery and Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, and others)

Chapter 11. Ascorbic Acid as a Multifunctional Nutrient in Mammals: Our Understanding based on Studies using Genetically Modified Mice
Junichi Fujii, Takujiro Homma and Sho Kobayashi (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan)

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