Lab Video: Synthesis of Octanoyl-6-O-Ascorbic Acid

Using nitrogen to create an anaerobic environment during the synthesis of Octanoyl-6-O-Ascorbic Acid (Ascorbic Acid 6 Caprylate). Nitrogen gas is being bubbled into the round bottom flask from a nitrogen tank off to the right and allowed to escape through the condenser in the middle into a tube filled with water.

Show reaction of octanoic acid and ascorbic acid

Synthesis of Fatty Acid Mono Esters of Ascorbic Acid




Bridges to Baccalaureate Program at San Diego Mesa College
PI: Dr. Edward Alexander

Sonjiala Jackson-Hotchkiss

Sonjiala (SON-ja-la) is currently pursuing an MS degree in chemistry at UC San Diego. As a member of the Bridges to Baccalaureate Program at San Diego Mesa College, her research in organic chemistry includes the synthesis of fatty acid esters of vitamin C that will be tested for their ability to inhibit glycolytic enzymes. In an additional research project she uses analytical chemistry techniques to determine the composition of World War II era California pottery.

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