3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid (VCE) CAS 86404-04-8

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3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid (VCE) CAS 86404-04-8 Quick Details

Chemical Name: 3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid

Other name: Ethyl ascorbic acid; VCE

CAS No.: 86404-04-8

EINECSNo.: 1806241-263-5

Chemical formula: C8H12O6

Molecular weight: 204.18

Appearance: White crystalline powder

Assay: ≥98%/ 98.5%/ 99%

3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid (VCE) CAS 86404-04-8 Typical Properties

Item Specification
Appearance White crystalline powder
Assay ≥98%/ 98.5%/ 99%
Loss in drying ≤1%
Heavy metal ≤20ppm


3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid (VCE) CAS 86404-04-8 Usage

Vitamin C ethyl ether is a lipophilic and hydrophilic amphoteric vitamin C derivative, which not only makes it extremely convenient to use in the formulation, but also makes it easy to penetrate the stratum corneum into the dermis layer. The biological enzyme decomposes to play the role of vitamin C, thereby improving its bioavailability. In addition, ordinary vitamin C is difficult to be absorbed by the skin, and the bioavailability is low. In addition, vitamin C ethyl ether also shows extremely high stability relative to ordinary vitamin C.


  1. Blocking melanin formation by inhibiting its activity by Cu2+ acting on tyrosinase;
  2. Very effective whitening and freckle effects (2% when added);
  3. Anti-sunlight inflammation, strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects;
  4. Improve the dullness of the skin and impart elasticity to the skin;
  5. Repair skin cell activity and promote collagen production.

Main application:

Whitening and freckle products, anti-aging products, water, gel, essence, lotion, skin cream, etc.

Recommended dosage:

0.1-2.0%, suitable for whitening and freckle products, wrinkle and anti-aging products.

Operational recommendations:

It is best to use it under the condition of pH 3.0-6.0. The effect of whitening and freckle is best.


3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid (VCE) CAS 86404-04-8 Packaging and Shipping

1 kgs bag/aluminium foil bag

25kgs drum, or customized.

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3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid (VCE) CAS 86404-04-8 Storage

Notes: Keep stored in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.