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Alfa Aesar™ Arbutin, 98+%

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Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Arbutin
CAS 497-76-7
Molecular Formula C12H16O7
Formula Weight 272.26
MDL Number MFCD00016915
Beilstein 89673
Merck Index 14,773
Synonym Hydroquinone-glucose; 4-Hydroxyphenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 272.26
Chemical Name or Material Arbutin
CAS 497-76-7
Assay ≥98%
Molecular Formula C12H16O7
MDL Number MFCD00016915
Beilstein 89673
Merck Index 14,773
Quantity 5g
RTECS Number CE8863000
Synonym Hydroquinone-glucose; 4-Hydroxyphenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside
Melting Point 196° to 200°C
Optical Rotation −65° (c=2 in Water)

Applications
Arbutin, a glycosylated hydroquinone, is used in studies on melanin biosynthesis and as an inhibitor to identify, differentiate and characterize tyrosinase(s). Also used in sed as a skin-lightening agent in cosmetic products.

Solubility
Soluble in water (50 mg/ml), methanol and dimethyl sulfoxide.

Notes
Hygroscopic, store away from water/moisture. Store in cool. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Store away from oxidizing agent.