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Kojic Acid

Product Name:Kojic Acid

Chemical name:5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1,4-pyrone


EINECS NO.:207-922-4

Molecular Formula:C6H6O4  

Molecular Weight:142.11

Usage of Kojic Acid:Kojic Acid is widely used in whiten cosmetic applied as a skin lightening agent due to its potential to inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is necessary for the synthesis of melanin, which offers skin its coloring.

Kojic Acid also has antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant attributes. It can protect against fruits from turning brown and is also applied to preserve the pink and red shade of seafood.

Kojic Acid can also be used in antibiotic synthetic intermediate products, agriculture plant tutelage and chemical reagent, ect.