Key features and details
- Naturally occurring beta-D-glucopyranoside of hydroquinone. Competitive inhibitor of tyrosinase.
- CAS Number: 497-76-7
- Purity: > 98%
- Soluble in water and in ethanol
- Form / State: Solid
- Source: Arctostaphylos sp.
Product nameArbutin, inhibitor of tyrosinase
DescriptionNaturally occurring beta-D-glucopyranoside of hydroquinone. Competitive inhibitor of tyrosinase.
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water and in ethanol
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
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To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab141906 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- Wang DD et al. Rare ginsenoside Ia synthesized from F1 by cloning and overexpression of the UDP-glycosyltransferase gene from Bacillus subtilis: synthesis, characterization, and in vitro melanogenesis inhibition activity in BL6B16 cells. J Ginseng Res 42:42-49 (2018). PubMed: 29348721