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A4256 Sigma-Aldrich

Arbutin

≥98%

Synonym: 4-Hydroxyphenyl-β-D-glucopyranoside, p-Arbutin, Hydroquinone β-D-glucopyranoside

  • CAS Number 497-76-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C12H16O7

  • Molecular Weight 272.25

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 89673

  •  EC Number 207-850-3

  •  MDL number MFCD00016915

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24890841

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Description

Application

Arbutin, a glycosylated hydroquinone, is used in studies on melanin biosynthesis and as an inhibitor to identify, differentiate and characterize tyrosinase(s).

Biochem/physiol Actions

Arbutin is a glycosylated hydroquinone used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Arbutin inhibits melanin formation due to its tyrosinase inhibitory activity.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. A4256.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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