Kojic Acid

Product Name: Kojic Acid
Specification: 99% Purity
CAS Number: 501-30-4
Chemical formula: C6H6O4
Appearance: White Crystalline Powder

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  • Kojic Acid

    Kojic acid 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 of the fermentation process of malting rice, for use in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine. It 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. It forms a bright red complex with ferric ions.

    Product Name: Kojic Acid

    Specification: 99% Purity

    CAS Number: 501-30-4

    Chemical formula: C6H6O4

    Appearance: White Crystalline Powder

    Brand Name: LS-Herb

    Extract Method: Water/Ethanol

    Test Method: HPLC/UV

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       Functions of  Kojic Acid   

    1. Kojic acid is a kind of specialized inhibitor for melanin. It can prevent the tyrosinase activity through synthesizing with copper ion in the cells after it enters skin cells.

    2. Kojic acid and its derivative have better inhibitory effect on tyrosinase than any other skin whitening agents. At present, it is assigned into various kinds of cosmetics for curing freckles, spots on the skin of old man, pigmentation, and acne.
    3. Kojic acid can also eliminate free radical, strengthen cell activity of the cell and keep the food fresh. It is widely used in the fields of medicine and food.

    Application of Kojic Acid

    The kojic acid may be used on cut fruits to prevent oxidative browning, in seafood to preserve pink and red colors, and in cosmetics to lighten skin. As an example of the latter, it is used to treat skin diseases like melasma. Kojic acid also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. The cocrystals of kojic acid with quercetin were found to have two times better cytotoxic activity to human cervical cancer cells (HeLa) and human colon cancer cells (Caco-2) in comparison with quercetin itself.

  • Below 5KG

    Aluminum foil bag inside, carton outside

    Above 6~25KG

    Double sealed PP bags inside, fiber drum outside

    Drum Volume

    25KG Drum: 37cm*37cm*51cm

    10KG Drum: 30cm*30cm*40cm

    Carton Volume

    1KG Carton: 200mm*200mm*260mm

    5KG Carton: 250mm*330mm*270mm


    We could pack as your requirements, and OEM & ODM welcome.



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