The Products of Nitrite Reacted with L-Ascorbic Acid
The L-ascorbic acid can reduce the nitrite to nitric oxide, but the elevated nitrite-to-L-ascorbic acid ratio predisposes to the formation of potentially carcinogenic N-nitroso compound. We study the chemicals which nitrite reacted to L-ascorbic acid with an elevated L-ascorbic acid-to- nitrite ratio in the solution. The products, when the nitrite reacted with L-ascorbic in the solution, were nitric oxide (NO), dinitrogen monoxide (N2O) and nitrogen gas (N2). We give advice that it maybe useful to understand the products which nitrite reacts with L-ascorbic acid in the human beings and other organisms.
T. Li et al., "The Products of Nitrite Reacted with L-Ascorbic Acid", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 343-344, pp. 862-867, 2012