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Arbutin CAS 497-76-7


Chemical Name: Arbutin

Other name: β-Arbutin
CAS No.: 497-76-7
Molecular Fomula: C12H16O7

Molecular weight: 272.25

Appearance: White crystalline powder


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Arbutin Quick Details

Chemical Name: Arbutin

Other name: β-Arbutin
CAS No.: 497-76-7
Molecular Fomula: C12H16O7

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Molecular weight: 272.25

Appearance: White crystalline powder


Arbutin Typical Properties

AppearanceWhite crystalline powder
Melting point199~201±0.5℃
Clarity of water solutionTranspency,colorless,nonesuspended matters
pH value of 1% aqueous solution5.0~7.0
Specific optical value【α】D20=-66±2°
Infrared peak value1515cm-11220cm-11050cm-1±(5~8)cm-1
Heaby metal≤20ppm
Loss on drying≤0.5%
Ignition residue≤0.5%

Use of Arbutin 

1. In cosmetics, it can gradually dilute and remove skin freckles, chloasma, melanin, acne and age spots. It has high safety without side effects such as irritation and sensitization. It has good compatibility with various components of cosmetics and its ultraviolet irradiation is stable.

2. It is a triterpenoid compound found in natural plants, which has various biological effects such as sedative, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-ulcer and lower blood sugar.

3. In recent years, it has been found to have functions of anti-cancer, inducing cell differentiation and anti angiogenesis of F9 teratoma. As a result, it is likely to become an anti-cancer medicine with low toxicity and highly effective.

4. It is used as a diuretic medicine and a urinary anti-infective medicine. It is also used as a color photography development stabilizer.

Arbutin Packaging and Shipping

1kg or 5 kg/Aluminum foil bag      20kg or 25 kg/Paper fiber drum

Arbutin Storage

Stored in cool dry and sealed containers

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