CAS501-30-4—Kojic Acid(API)

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Common Name kojic acid
Density 1.5±0.1 g/cm3
Melting Point 152-155 °C(lit.)
Molecular Weight 142.11
Exact Mass 142.026611
LogP -0.64
Vapour Pressure 0.0±2.1 mmHg at 25°C
CAS Number 501-30-4
Boiling Point 401.7±45.0 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Formula C6H6O4
Flash Point 179.9±22.2 °C
PSA 70.67000
Index of Refraction 1.607
Storage condition Refrigerator
Brand GSK
Appearance Brown powder


(1) Kojic acid is widely used in food production.  Kojic acid has been used to prevent oil rancidity due to its antioxidant properties. In recent years, it has been reported that kojic acid has bactericidal and anti-insect effects. As a food preservative, preservative and color protection agent, kojic acid has obvious effects and can replace chemical preservatives and be widely used in color protection of meat processing, fruit and vegetable preservation, and sterilization and anticorrosion of raw food.  Can also be used as cut flower retention agent to prolong the flower storage and shelf life.  The addition of kojic acid in food will not affect its own taste, flavor and texture, but also hinder the transformation of nitrite into human carcinogenic nitrosamines, this hindering or inhibiting effect, has a very important significance for the upgrading of preserved meat products.  In agricultural production, kojic acid can be used as biopesticide, insecticide, and biofertilizer, whether spraying or root Chemicalbook application, which has a significant effect on grain and vegetable production and income.  (2) as food flavor enhancer maltol and ethyl maltol raw materials.  (3) Kojic acid can be used as raw material to produce cephalosporin antibiotics.  (4) Kojic acid in addition to a wide range of applications in food processing, but also has a good freckle, whitening beauty effect.  Kojic acid and its derivatives, such as acetate, have certain antibacterial properties, no one-time and cumulative irritation to the skin, and can be used as cosmetics and food preservatives.  Strong absorption of uv, can be used alone or with a variety of sunscreen products such as soap.  It can treat and prevent the formation of skin spots such as liver spots, and the effect is obvious in 1 ~ 2.5% dosage.  Helps to retain moisture and reduce skin wrinkles.  Used in hair products to remove dandruff.  (5) Kojic acid can be used as the raw material for flavoring and manufacturing larch and ethyl deciduin.  

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