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L-Ascorbic acid 2-phosphate sesquimagnesium salt hydrate


Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H6Mg1.5O9P · xH2O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
289.54 (anhydrous basis)
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Quality Level

biological source

synthetic (organic)






HPLC: suitable


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L-Ascorbic acid 2-phosphate sesquimagnesium salt hydrate has been used in mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) expansion medium to incubate scaffolds, in Dulbecco′s modified eagle medium (DMEM) for culturing human umbilical cord cells and mesenchymal stem cells.


5 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

L-Ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AA2P) is used in biocatalytic dephosphorylation for electric power generation and electrochemical detection assays. L-Ascorbic acid 2-phosphate may be used in cell differentiation and tissue engineering applications. Asc-2P is used in studies of gene repression, such as the repression of dihydrotestosterone-induced dickkopf-1 expression.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. The formula has "XH2O".  How much water is there in my lot of Product A8960, L-Ascorbic acid 2-phospate?

    Because the water content varies from lot to lot, water content is reported on the lot-specific Certificate of Analysis.  Water content is typically in the range of 5 - 7 moles water per mole of ascorbic acid-2-phosphate.

  4. How can I make and keep a solution of Product A8960, L-Ascorbic acid 2-phospate?

    A8960 is soluble in water at 50 mg/ml, forming a clear colorless to yellow solution.  Stocks solutions that are stored at 5 °C are approximately 80% active after 4 weeks.

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Takashi Kuwahara et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 26(7), 3382-3385 (2011-01-21)
An enzyme electrode was prepared with acid phosphatase (ACP) for development of a new electric power generation system using ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AA2P) as a fuel. The properties of the electrode were investigated with respect to biocatalytic dephosphorylation of AA2P...
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Tissue Engineering: Part A, 15(5), 1009-1017 (2008)
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Annals of biomedical engineering, 39(4), 1174-1185 (2010-12-02)
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