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Chemical Name: alpha-Arbutin

Other name: α-Arbutin
CAS No.: 84380-01-8
Molecular Fomula: C12H16O7

Molecular weight: 272.25

Appearance: White crystalline powder

Assay:99.5%min

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alpha-Arbutin Quick Details

Chemical Name: alpha-Arbutin

Other name: α-Arbutin
CAS No.: 84380-01-8
Molecular Fomula: C12H16O7

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Molecular weight: 272.25

Appearance: White crystalline powder

Assay:99.5%min

alpha-Arbutin Typical Properties

ItemSpecifications
AppearanceWhite crystalline powder
Assay≥99.5%
HydroquinoneNegative
Melting point203-206±1℃
Specific optical value(a)20D=+174.0°~+186.0°
SolubilitySoluble in water slightly soluble in ethanol
ClaritySolution should be clarify, none suspended matters
pH (1% aqueous)5.0~7.0
Loss on drying≤0.5%
Residue on Ignition≤0.5%
Heaby metal≤10ppm
Lead≤10ppm
Arsenic≤2ppm
Mercury≤1ppm
Total plate count≤100cfu/g
Molds and Yeast≤50cfu/g
E.ColiNegative
Staphylococcus aureusNegative
SalmonellaNegative
P.aeruginosaNegative

Use of  alpha-Arbutin

1.It is whitening material of cosmetics. 

2.Alpha-arbutin is a pure, water-soluble active ingredient that promotes skin whitening and applies to any skin. 

3.Alpha-arbutin inhibits the formation of epidermal melanin by blocking the oxidation of tyrosinase and dopa. 

4.Alpha arbutin inhibits tyrosinase activity at very low concentrations. 

5.Although the inhibitory mechanism is different from arbutin, it is almost 10 times more intense than arbutin and at higher concentrations. 

6.In 2002, α-arbutin has been abroad as a safe and effective skin lightening active agent to the cosmetics market. 

7.Alpha-arbutin has a marked effect on the UV scald marks.

alpha-Arbutin Packaging and Shipping

1 kg/Aluminum foil bag    25 kg/Paper fiber drum

alpha-Arbutin Storage

Stored in cool dry conditions in well sealed containers

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