alpha-Arbutin, Melanin production inhibitor (ab146823)

Overview

  • Product name

    alpha-Arbutin, Melanin production inhibitor
  • Description

    Melanin production inhibitor
  • Alternative names

    • 4-hydroxyphenyl alpha-glucopyranoside
    • Alpha Arbutin
  • Biological description

    Glycosylated hydroquinone that inhibits tyrosinase and thus prevents the formation of melanin. Used in the skin-whitening cosmetics.

  • CAS Number

    84380-01-8
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    4-Hydroxyphenyl α-D-glucopyranoside
  • Molecular weight

    272.25
  • Molecular formula

    C12H16O7
  • PubChem identifier

    158637
  • Storage instructions

    Store at +4°C. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in DMSO
  • Handling

    Unstable; make up solutions fresh and use immediately.

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  • SMILES

    C1=CC(=CC=C1O)O[C@@H]2[C@@H]([C@H]([C@@H]([C@H](O2)CO)O)O)O
  • Source

    Synthetic

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Wei M  et al. Fermentation scale up for a-arbutin production by Xanthomonas BT-112. J Biotechnol 233:1-5 (2016). Read more (PubMed: 27208754) »
  • Sugimoto K  et al. Inhibitory effects of alpha-arbutin on melanin synthesis in cultured human melanoma cells and a three-dimensional human skin model. Biol Pharm Bull 27:510-4 (2004). Read more (PubMed: 15056856) »
  • Funayama M  et al. Effects of alpha- and beta-arbutin on activity of tyrosinases from mushroom and mouse melanoma. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 59:143-4 (1995). Read more (PubMed: 7765966) »

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