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Kojic acid

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
2-Hydroxymethyl-5-hydroxy-γ-pyrone, 5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4H-4-pyranone
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H6O4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
142.11
Beilstein:
120895
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

assay

≥99.0% (HPLC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

mp

152-155 °C (lit.)

application(s)

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

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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).
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Biochem/physiol Actions

Tyrosinase inhibitor.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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