• L-Ascorbic acid 6-hexadecanoate,
  • Ascorbic acid 6-palmitate
  • 6-O-Palmitoylascorbic acid
C22H38O7
Molecular Formula
137-66-6
CAS No

Ascorbyl Palmitate is used as an Antioxidant in the manufacturing of infant formulations, Nutritional supplements, breakfast & fat containing cereals, food supplements, vitamin C supplements, Margarine, Fats, Oils & Cosmetics.

Technical Specification

TestSpecificationTest Method
AppearanceWhite to yellowish white powderVisual
Assay (Purity)98.0% Min.HPLC
Melting Point107 – 117 oCMelting Point Apparatus
Loss on Drying2.0% Max. 
Residue on Ignition0.1% Max.Muffle Furnace
Specific Rotation+21o to +24o 
SolubilityFreely soluble in ethanol, soluble in fats & very slightly soluble in water 
Arsenic3 ppm Max. 
Lead2 ppm Max. 
Mercury1 ppm Max.