Ascorbyl Palmitate Chemical Structure

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What is Ascorbyl Palmitate?

Ascorbyl Palmitate is a fatty acid ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid. It is basically an oil-soluble form of vitamin C. It has great anti-oxidant properties and is used as a food additive and in skin care and makeup products.

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Name of Product Ascorbyl Palmitate
IUPAC Name [(2S)-2-[(2R)-3,4-dihydroxy-5-oxo-2H-furan-2-yl]-2-hydroxyethyl] hexadecanoate
Synonyms L-Ascorbyl 6-palmitate; 6-O-Palmitoylascorbic acid; L-Ascorbic acid, 6-hexadecanoate; Ascorbyl monopalmitate; Ascorbic palmitate
CAS No 137-66-6
Molecular Formula C22H38O7
Molecular Weight 414.5 g/mol
Pubchem CID 54680660

Chemical Properties

SR. No Criteria Limit/Specification
1 Appearance (Form) Solid Powder
2 Appearance (Color) White or yellowish-white
3 Odour Citrus-like
4 Melting Point 107-117 °C
5 Solubility Soluble in alcohol, animal oil and vegetable oil
Slightly soluble in water
6 Log P log Kow = 6.00 (estimated)
7 Flash Point 178.1 °C (352.6 °F; 451.2 K)


  • Ascorbyl Palmitate is permitted as a food additive in the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • It is used as a chemical preservative in food and bakery products and as an antioxidant in pharmaceuticals.
  • It is possible to use it as a functional component in order to provide foods with additional vitamin C ( Vitamin C supplement).
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate is capable of penetrating skin tissue and has been shown to enhance the formation of collagen. As a result of this, it is an excellent component for anti-aging treatments, as it helps to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, even out skin tone, and protect skin from the damaging effects of free radicals.
  • Additionally, it is utilized in research models as a tool to assist in the administration of drugs or in the targeting of certain tissues.


Q. Is Ascorbyl palmitate safe?

Ascorbyl palmitate is included on the FDA’s list of drugs generally regarded as safe (GRAS).

Q. What is Ascorbyl palmitate made from?

Ascorbyl Palmitate is a compound consisting of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and palmitic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid.

Q. Is Ascorbyl palmitate derived from palm oil?

The palmitic acid component of Ascorbyl palmitate can be obtained from palm oil; however, palmitic acid can also be found in other vegetable oils such as cocoa butter, soybean oil, and sunflower oil.

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