Ascorbyl palmitate


:   [(2S)-2-[(2R)-4,5-Dihydroxy-3-oxo-2-furyl]-2-hydroxy-ethyl] hexadecanoate

Cas Number

:   137-66-6

HS Code

:   2936.27.00




Basic Info

Appearance Name

:   White or Yellowish Powder

Common Names

:   Ascorbyl palmitate


:   25 Kg Bag

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Technical Document

Brief Overview

Ascorbyl palmitate is an ester and a fat soluble form of Vitamin C. It is widely used as an antioxidant agent in the food industry. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger. It supports immune cell activity. It is essential for the formation and maintenance of collagen. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron and the formation of red blood cells. It maintains healthy mast cell function and supports lymphocyte formation.

Manufacturing Process

Ascorbic acid and Palmitic acid are the raw materials. Ascorbyl palmitate is produced by a conventional esterification process using concentrated sulphuric acid as a catalyst. The esterification process involves heating, cooling, ice analysis, separation, and purification.


Food Industry

Ascorbyl palmitate is used as a nutritional antioxidant in bakery food, confectionaries, etc. It is also added to cold beverages, juices, soft drinks, etc.

Cosmetic Industry

Ascorbyl palmitate is added in lotions, sunscreens, creams, and facial packs as it is a good source of Vitamin C. It nourishes skin, removes marks and blemishes, and keeps skin moist and young.


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