l-dehydroascorbic acid

l-de·hy·dro·a·scor·bic ac·id

(dē-hī'drō-as-kōr'bik as'id),
The reversibly oxidized form of ascorbic acid; it is antiscorbutic, but is converted in the body to 2,3-diketo-l-gulonic acid, which has no vitamin C activity.
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Thus, the oxidation of this compound to L-dehydroascorbic acid has received a great attention because of the important role that the redox chemistry of AA plays in human nutrition.