The mode of coordination of8 manganese(fI), cobaltm, nickel(H), copper(II),
zinc(H), lead(II) and cadmium(I1) to sodium ascorbate (NaHAsc) was investigated
using IR, UV-visible, AAS, elemental microanalyzer, conductivity, magnetic and 'M
and I3C NMR spectroscopic studies, NaNAsc is bidentate and coordination was
through the carbonyl group and the oxygen atom of carbon-2 enolic hydfoxyl group,
The complexes are mainly high spin octahedral complexes based on the magnetic
moment and spectral data.