Ascorbyl stearate is a preservative for margarine. It is represented by a chemical formuala C24H42O7. This chemical compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid esters. The offered white crystalline powder is highly soluble in water. It is an ester formed from stearic acid and ascorbic acid. In addition to this, it is use as a source of vitamin C in foods and medicines. It is used as an antioxidant food additive in margarine (E number E305). The USDA limits its use to 0. 02% individually or in conjunction with other antioxidant.
Product Name : Ascorbyl stearate
Chemical Names : Ascorbyl 6-stearate; 6-O-Stearoyl-L-ascorbic Acid; Vitamin C monostearate; L-Ascorbic acid monostearate; L-ASCORBIC ACID, 6-STEARATE
CAS Number : 10605-09-1
Chemical Formula : C24H42O7
Molar Mass : 442.586 g/mol
Form : Solid
Appearance : White powder