Kojic Acid - CAS 501-30-4

Kojic acid is a fungal metabolite that inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in melanin synthesis, with an IC50 value of 30.6 µM for mushroom tyrosinase. It decreases growth of Leishmania parasites in vitro and in vivo, and it protects mice from damage induced by gamma irradiation. Kojic acid has been used as a food additive to prevent enzymatic browning. Formulations containing kojic acid are used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation disorders.

Catalog Number: R047524

CAS Number: 501-30-4

PubChem Substance ID:355175463

Molecular Formula: C6H6O4

Molecular Weight:142.11

Purity: ≥95%

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Synonym

Synonyms5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4H-pyran-4-one; 5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone; 5-Hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4H-pyranone; 2-(Hydroxymethyl)-5-hydroxy-4H-pyran-4-one; NSC 1942;

Property

Molecular Formula: C6H6O4
Molecular Weight142.11
Purity≥95%
Storage-20°C

Computed Descriptor

IUPAC Name5-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)pyran-4-one
InChIInChI=1S/C6H6O4/c7-2-4-1-5(8)6(9)3-10-4/h1,3,7,9H,2H2
InChIKeyBEJNERDRQOWKJM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILESC1=C(OC=C(C1=O)O)CO