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A10760 Kojic acid, 99%

CAS Number
501-30-4
Synonyms
5-Hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4H-pyran-4-one

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A10760-06 5g 41.80
A10760-14 25g 167.00
A10760-22 100g 560.00
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Kojic acid, 99%

MDL
MFCD00006580
EINECS
207-922-4

Chemical Properties

Formula
C6H6O4
Formula Weight
142.11
Melting point
152-155°
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water, acetone (freely soluble), ethanol (freely soluble), methanol, DMSO, ethyl acetate (slightly soluble), chloroform (slightly soluble), pydidine (slightly soluble) and ether (slightly soluble). Insoluble in benzene.

Applications

Kojic acid may be used on cut fruits to prevent oxidative browning, in seafood to preserve pink and red colors and in cosmetics to lighten skin. It is used to treat skin diseases like melasma as it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is used as a chelation agent that inhibits melanin production and also as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

Notes

Should be stored at room temperature. Stable under recommended storage conditions. Incompatible with oxidizing agents and bases.

Literature References

Juana Cabenes; Soledad Chazarra; Francisco Garcia-Carmona. Kojic acid, a cosmetic Skin whitening agent, is a slow-binding inhibitor of catecholase activity of tyrosinase. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 1994, 46, (12),982-985

 

Jon S.Chen; Cheng I.Wei; Marty R.Marshall. Inhibition mechanism of kojic acid on polyphenol oxidase. J. Agric. Food Chem. 1991, 39, (11),1897-1901

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H351

Suspected of causing cancer.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P280-P308+P313-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,5317
Beilstein
120895
Harmonized Tariff Code
2932.99
TSCA
No
RTECS
UQ0875000

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