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last updated: 2008-02-28

Product Technical Data Sheet for Arbutin


Section 1: Manufacturer information

Name: Hubei Artec Biotechnology Co.,Ltd.

Add: Leiyan avenue, Leihe development area, Yicheng, Hubei, 441400, P.R.China

Http://www.artec.cc  http://www.arbutin.com

E-mail: artec@artec.cc

Tel.: 86-710-4393599       

Fax.: 86-710-4394588


Section 2: Identification of product

Name: Arbutin

Synonym: Beta-arbutin; Arbutosie; arbutine; Ursin; Uresol

Chemical nameHydroquinone-β-D-glucopyranoside; 4-hydroxyphenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside

CTFA name: Arbutus extract

CAS#: 497-76-7

EINECS number: 207-850-3

REACH reference number: 05-2114278657-32-0000

Molecule structure:

Chemical formula: C12H16O7

Molecular weight: 272.26g/mole


Section 3: Physical and chemical properties

Appearance: Arbutin is white powder or needle crystal.

Infrared signature peak: 1515cm-1   1220cm-1   1050±(5~8)cm-1

Melting point/Melting range:196~200℃.

Boiling point/Boiling range: Not available.

pH (1% soln/water): 5.0 ~ 7.0

Flash point: Not available.

Decomposition temperature: Not available.

Density: Not available.

Solubility: Arbutin is soluble in water, methanol or alcohol. 

Arbutin is partially soluble in cold water. 

Arbutin is insoluble in aether, chloroform or benzene.


Section 4: Manufacturing details

Manufacturing method: Chemical synthesis

Raw materials: Glucose, acetic anhydride, hydroquinone, toluene, methanol and ethanol

Production process:

First step: The raw materials of glucose and acetic anhydride were dissolved, and the reaction was performed under inert atmosphere. After put the reaction system into ice-water, the product of pentacetylglucose was collected by centrifuging ...


Some were omitted, if necessary, please contact Hubei Artec Biotechnology Co., Ltd.



Section 5: Usage

• Arbutin is used as skin lightening agents in the cosmetics, especially in advanced cosmetics which have function of lightening skin, sunscreen and dispelling freckle.

• Reference addition of arbutin: 2.0~7.0% 

• Arbutin break down easily in the acidic environment, so the pH value of cosmetic system should be at more than 6.0

• The use of arbutin will be dissolved in the water under 50 ℃.

• Cosmetic system containing arbutin should be added to the amount of antioxidants.


Section 6: Packaging

1kg/bag, aluminum foil bag and PE bag lining.

10,15, and 20bags/drum, paper fiber drum.  

Packaging materials is in line with the requirements of FDA.

Disposal of used packagings ask official regulations please.


Section 7: Storage


Arbutin must store away from oxidizing agents.

Arbutin should shield from light.

Storage conditions:

Keep container tightly sealed.

Arbutin should store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.


Section 8: Other information

Creat date: 4/24/2008.

Please ask Hubei Artec Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. if you want the specification of arbutin, and the number is Q/HBATK06-2013.

The above information involves our technology secrets about the production of arbutin, therefor users are liable to keep it a secret, and the unauthorized disclosure of which will bear legal liability.

The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. Users use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of suitability of this information to ensure proper use of arbutin. This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of arbutin not in conformance with this Product Technical Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.  

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