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Name: Kojic acid

Synonyms:  5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone; 5-Hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4H-pyran-4-one

Molecular Structure:

Molecular Formula: C6H6O4

Molecular Weight: 142.11

CAS Number: 501-30-4

EINECS: 207-922-4

Kojic acid (C6H6O4; 5-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-pyrone) is a chelation agent produced by several species of fungi, especially Aspergillus oryzae, which has the Japanese common name koji. Kojic acid is a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice, for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. Kojic acid is a mild inhibitor of the formation of pigment in plant and animal tissues, and is used in food and cosmetics to preserve or change colors of substances. Kojic acid is used on cut fruits to prevent oxidative browning, in seafood to preserve pink and red colors, and in cosmetics to lighten skin. Kojic acid also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.Kojic acid is also used in skin diseases like melasma.

Product name Kojic acid
Item Specification
Appearance Property Almost White Crystal or Crystalline Powder
Purity(%) 99.0  Min.
Melting Point(Deg C) 152-155
Loss on Drying(%) 0.5  Max.
Ignition Residue(%) 0.1  Max.
Chloride(%) 0.005  Max.
Heavy Metals(%) 0.001  Max.
Arsenic(%) 0.0001  Max.
Iron(%) 0.001  Max.
Microbiological Test Bacteria:3000CFU/g Max.
Colon bacillus: Negative
Fungi: 50 CFU/g  Max.

Packaging: 1.0kg/ tinfoil bag, 5.0kg/ tinfoil bag, 25.0kg/drum, etc.

Storage: Storage out of sunlight, sealed.

Shelf life:One years.

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