what would be the product of: C6H8O6 (ascorbic acid) + NaC8H13O2S2 (alpha lipoic acid sodium salt) -----> ?
I've bought R-Alpha lipoic acid powder (but i'm not sure how pure it's). I mixed 500mg of ALA with 250mg sodium bicarbonate to get Sodium Lipoate, 30 minutes later (when the reaction is over) I added some 250mg of pure ascorbic acid to the final mixture and some small amount of insoluble sulfuric color goo formed. my question: Is this an impurity in ALA ? In other words: should Sodium lipoate react with ascorbic acid in anyway? if it reacts what are the reaction's products?
Thanks in advance
Edited by Illusion, 14 March 2017 - 11:27 AM.