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Kojic Acid Cas No 501 30 4 - China

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Kojic acid Assay: 99.0% Appearance: White Crystalline Powder

Package:25kg per drum EINECS NO.: 207-922-4 Molecular Formula: C6H6O4

Molecular Weight: 142.11 Chemical name: 5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1, 4-

pyrone CAS NO. : 501-30-4 White or off-white crystal Cosmetic raw

materials, agriculture, food additives


(1) Cosmetics: Kojic acid, (5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1, 4-pyrone, CAS: 501-30-4) is used for macula-removing and whitening.In the human skin, tyrosine is oxidized and polymerized with oxygen-derived free radicals under the catalytic action of tyrosinase and then synthesized to melanin. Kojic acid can inhibit tyrosinase synthesis, so it can largely inhibit the skin melanin formation; furthermore, kojic acid is safe and nontoxic and won’t cause white spot syndrome. Therefore, it has been widely added into the lotion, face mask, liquid cream and skin cream. Whitening cosmetics containing kojic acid are able to treat effectively the freckle, senile plaque, pigmentation and acne, etc. Kojic acid in concentration of 20ug/ml is able to inhibit 70~80%of the activity of many kinds of tyrosinases (or polyphenoloxidase PPO) .

recommendation usage for cosmetics: 0.2~1.0%.

(2) Food Applications:

As a food additive, Kojic acid (5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1, 4-pyrone, CAS: 501-30-4) is used as a natural preservative that prevents browning in cut fruits such as apples. The food industry uses it either to change the color of a product or to prohibit further color change. It is especially used as an antibrowning agent in seafood for items like shrimp, helping to keep its pink color, and to ripen unripe tomatoes. Kojic acid is used in the same fashion to maintain the color of meat and also to act as a natural preservative.

(3) Medicine: Kojic acid (5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1, 4-pyrone, CAS: 501-30-4) has no mutagenic action to eukaryotic cells. It is able to eliminate the free radicals in the human body, strengthen the activity of the leucocyte, so it is good for human health. Now kojic acid has been used as the an important material of cephalosporin-type antibiotics. The finished products have ideal effect in easing pain, relieving inflammation and curing many diseases (like headache and toothache, etc.).

(4) Agriculture: Kojic acid (5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1, 4-pyrone, CAS: 501-30-4) is used in producing biological pesticides. 0.5-1.0% of kojic acid can be added in microelement fertilizer (crimson liquid). This kind of crop production promoter has significant effect on increasing production of grains and vegetables, no matter it is used as low-concentration foliage fertilizer for spraying or yield-increasing agent for root applying.

(5) other fields: Kojic acid (5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1, 4-pyrone, CAS: 501-30-4) is also used as iron analytical reagent and film spotting agent, etc.

(6) Raw Materials: Kojic acid (5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1, 4-pyrone, CAS: 501-30-4) is the mateial for making maltol and cthyl maltol.

Kojic Acid Cas No 501 30 4

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Company Contact:

  • Phone: 862768886440

  • Address: 496,Zhongshan Road, Wuhan, China

  • Email: Email

Published date: October 16, 2012 -

  • Business Description: Hubei Yuancheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Since 1996, our factory specializes in the production of aromatic flavors and other fine chemicals. Especially, our passion has been to create synthetic cinnamic derivatives.
    We develop, produce and market functional ingredients for food, fragrance, tobacco, beverage, toothpaste, detergent, pharmacy, cosmetics and LED area.
    Welcome to the world of professional flavor and fragrance.

    To discover how Yuancheng has expanded its product and services for your industry, please explore our website www.ycphar.com or contact Ms. Louise Chen directly sales07(at)ycphar.com

    Main products:Cinnamic Acid,Cinnamic Alcohol,Cinnamic Aldehyde,Methyl Cinnamate,Ethyl Cinnamate, Methyl cinnamaldehyde,Caffeic acid,Ferulic acid, hydrocinnamic acid, benzyl cinnamate, allyl phenoxyacetate, Rosalin, Rosacetal, syringic acid, Bendazol

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