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Kojic acid

analytical standard

Synonym: 2-Hydroxymethyl-5-hydroxy-γ-pyrone, 5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4H-4-pyranone

  • CAS Number 501-30-4

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C6H6O4

  • Molecular Weight 142.11

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 120895

  •  EC Number 207-922-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00006580

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329770427

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
assay   ≥99.0% (HPLC)
form   neat
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
mp   152-155 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Cleaning Products
Cosmetics
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
format   neat
SMILES string   OCC1=CC(=O)C(O)=CO1
InChI   1S/C6H6O4/c7-2-4-1-5(8)6(9)3-10-4/h1,3,7,9H,2H2
InChI key   BEJNERDRQOWKJM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Kojic acid, a tyrosinase inhibitor, is produced by several fungi species, including Aspergillus oryzae. It exhibits skin-lightening property, due to its ability to chelate the copper-containing enzyme tyrosinase in the formation of melanin. Kojic acid is also commonly used as a whitening agent in regular cosmetics, bleaching cosmetics, etc. It is found to be a therapeutic agent and helps in preventing pigmentation.

Application

Kojic acid may be used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in skin whitening cosmetics and bleaching cosmetics using high performance liquid chromatography with UV detection (HPLC-UV).

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Tyrosinase inhibitor.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
RTECS 
UQ0875000
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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