Ferrous Ascorbate

Vitamin C iron(II) salt

Parameters Results
Name Ferrous Ascorbate
Quality IP/BP
IUPAC Name (2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-4,5-dihydroxyfuran-3-one; iron(2+)
Molecular Formula C12H14FeO12
Molecular Weight 406.08 gm/mol
CAS Number 24808-52-4
Physical Appearance Fine, dark violet coloured dried powder
Solubility Freely soluble in water, insoluble in organic solvent
Identification (Iron) Gives blue colour to Potassium Ferrocyanide
Identification (Ascrobic Acid) Gives organge red colour to Dinotro Phenyl Hydrazine
loss on drying (at 105C Not more than 8%
pH (1% w/v in water) 5.0 to 7.0
Arsenic Not more than 2 ppm
Lead Not more than 10 ppmm
Ferrous content 19.00% to 21.00% w/w
Ascorbic Acid content (On dry basis) 60.00% to 70.00% w/w
Bulk Density (Tapped) 0.600 to 0.800
Bulk Density (Un tapped) 0.450 to 0.550