Vitamin C in orange juice – Photometric titration according to ISO 6557-2

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissues and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. It is required for the functioning of several enzymes and immune performance, and is also an important antioxidant. This nutrient is found in many foods and is often used as a dietary supplement.


This Application Note describes the photometric determination of ascorbic acid according to the standard ISO 6557-2. To increase the objectivity on the determined equivalence point and the reproducibility of the results, an autotitrator equipped with a photometric sensor, the Optrode, is used. The titrant 2,6-Dichlorophenol-indophenol (DCIP or DPIP) simultaneously serves as titrant and indicator.