Physico-chemical properties of folic acid, Science

Folic acid has the following important physico-chemical properties:

a)  It is a yellow, spear-shaped crystalline  substance.

b)  The compound is sparingly soluble in water.

c)  It is stable  in acid solution but when heated in alkali, it  is readily destroyed.

d) The vitamin can withstand a temperature of  120°C for 30 minutes at neutral pH but at pH  1.0, folic acid  loses about 70-100% of  its activity when autoclaved at 120°C for 30 minutes.

e)  Riboflavin accelerates  the photo-oxidation of folic acid.


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